The Mountain Introduced by climber Fritz Selby
1956, USA, Edward Dmytryk, 105 min.
Starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, and Claire Taylor
Free with a $7 bar minimum
• The script was adapted from the 1952 French novel by Henri Troyat, La Neige en Deuil.
• Based on a the real story of an Air India flight that crashed into Mont Blanc at 15,344 feet in 1950, killing all on board.
• Starring the legendary Spencer Tracy, who was nominated for nine Academy Awards for Best Actor.
Fritz Selby is a climber who grew up in southern Germany, spending a lot of time climbing in the Alps. His mother is Swiss. Selby was U.S. Economic Attache in Nepal, a post which enabled him to become very acquainted with the Himalayas. Frederick Selby is a New York investment banker, who lives in Manhattan, and is a member of the Rubin Museum. Two of the Rubin's Tibetan thankas were originally owned by him.