S.O.S. Eisberg

Berlin: Deutsche Universal-Film, 1933. Vintage one sheet theatre poster for the 1933 German film. Stamped on lower left with the German Film Review Office eagle stamp as Approved, "Genehmigt Filmprüfstelle Berlin" and numbered dated and signed in holograph ink, "22611, 16 AUG. 1933 Zimmerman." An early release in the National Socialist era.

One of the last US and German co-productions before the Nazi party brought them to an end. The english language version "S.O.S. Iceberg" was filmed simultaneously with actors Gibson Gowland and Rod La Rocque replacing Gustav Diessl and Ernst Udet and is edited differently with different sequences.

Based on the real-life account of the Alfred Lothar Wegener polar expedition of 1929-1930. Explorer Karl Lorenz (Gustav Diessl) is stranded on a steadily-eroding iceberg. A rescue crew headed by Johannes Krafft (Sepp Rist) also becomes stranded as does pilot Mrs. Lorenz (Leni Riefenstahl) as they must all battle the elements and hope for a miracle to survive.

"S.O.S. Iceberg" would be Riefenstahl's first and only American film and her last film as an actress, subsequently becoming a director of films primarily for the Nazi government. Writer Friedrich Wolf remained uncredited because he was Jewish and a member of the Communist Party of Germany.

Set off the coast of Greenland and shot on location in Greenland and Switzerland.

14 x 19 inches, folded as issued. Very Good plus, some light edge wear a few very small closed tears along the bottom edge.


[Book #147026]

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