Spencer Tracy stars in this outdoor adventure as Zachary Teller, a retired Alpine guide lured back into mountain climbing by his fortune-hunting younger brother, Chris (Robert Wagner). A passenger jet has crashed high in the Alps, and Chris hopes to recover the jewels and money carried by the undoubtedly dead survivors. After a long and treacherous climb, the pair discovers one passenger is still alive--a young Hindu girl (Anna Kashfi). Soon it's brother vs. brother in a test of strength and wills over the girl, the loot, and getting down the mountain alive.
Director Edward Dmytryk (MURDER MY SWEET, THE CAINE MUTINY) nicely captures some eye-popping Alpine scenery while carving out this rugged, character-driven story. Tracy is a little too portly and gray to be climbing mountains, but he knows how to act the role of a spiritually intrepid adventurer. Robert Wagner comes off well in one of his early roles as the greedy brother.
Two brothers scale the French Alps to loot a crashed luxury airliner.