The White Hell of Pitz Palu (1950 film)

The White Hell of Pitz Palu (German: Föhn) is a 1950 West German mountain film directed by Rolf Hansen and starring Hans Albers, Liselotte Pulver and Adrian Hoven. It is a remake of Arnold Fanck's 1929 film The White Hell of Pitz Palu.[1] A young American couple accompany a veteran mountaineer on a dangerous climb in the Swiss Alps.

The White Hell of Pitz Palu
Directed byRolf Hansen
Produced by
  • Rolf Hansen
  • Friedrich A. Mainz
  • Harry R. Sokal
  • Walter Traut
  • Chiel Weissmann
Written by
Music byMark Lothar
CinematographyRichard Angst
Edited byAnna Höllering
Rolf Hansen Film
Distributed byNWDF
Release date
10 October 1950
Running time
107 minutes
CountryWest Germany



  1. Reimer & Reimer p. 233


  • Reimer, Robert C. & Reimer, Carol J. The A to Z of German Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2010.
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