Tracy spent 20 years at MGM, and this was his first film outside that studio's aegis. It was a mistake. Wagner is Tracy's younger brother (Tracy was 30 years older than Wagner when the picture was made and looked it) and a rotten kid. Tracy is a quiet, amiable mountaineer who has retired and is now devoting himself to raising Wagner. A Calcutta-to-Paris routed airplane crashes at the top of a nearby alp, and Wagner wants to get up there right away and take money from the dead passengers. Tracy is against it, thinks the idea is grisly, but is eventually persuaded to accompany Wagner rather than let the young man go up that mountain alone. The scenes, as they climb the alp, are the most harrowing and interesting in the picture. Once at the top, they discover one survivor, Kashfi, still alive, but only barely. Wagner thinks she should be killed because her testimony can nail him as a thief. Tracy will not hear of such wanton slaughter. They have a battle and Tracy makes a sled for the injured girl as Wagner goes into the airliner and begins to pillage and plunder. Tracy goes down the hill with Kashfi and, after he has filled his pockets to overflowing with money and baubles, Wagner follows, hoping to cut them off. But it is Wagner who pays the price when he dies in a fall. Once Tracy and Kashfi reach bottom, Tracy tries to take the blame for the attempted robbery (to keep his brother's name clear), but the others at the mountain's base know that Tracy is a good man and that Wagner was a rotter, so they do not buy that story. Neither did anyone else when this movie was released. Filmed in the French Alps and in the studio. The faked climbing scenes are awful, the real ones are terrific. They just do not match very well and the result of THE MOUNTAIN is a molehill.
After tracking down a gang of outlaws, lawman J.D. Cahill returns to town and discovers that the local bank has been robbed. The sheriff and the deputy have been killed, and four bank robbers are imprisoned in the jail. But Cahill is stunned when he finds out that one of the bank robbers his own son Danny. It seems that during Cahill's absence from home, his two sons have been enticed into a criminal life by the nefarious outlaw Abe Fraser.
Terrorists hijack a 747 carrying 400 passengers, and everyone involved mistakingly thinks the passengers are going to be bartered for the terrorist group's imprisoned leader. However, an American intelligence analyst and expert in terrorism believes that their plan is to launch a nerve gas attack on Washington DC. The President's Crisis Management Team must then choose between ignoring the agent's nerve gas theory and allowing the plane clearance to land in the Capitol, or destroying the plane and sacrificing its 400 passengers. A Special Forces leader, however, has a different solution--to secretly board the 747 using an experimental aircraft.
Two sisters have nothing in common but size 8 ½ feet. Maggie and Rose are both best friends and polar opposites when it comes to values, goals and personal styles. Maggie is a party girl who barely graduated from high school, recycles jobs as quickly as yesterday's newspapers and believes her biggest asset is her attractiveness to the opposite sex. Her recurring state of unemployment leaves her virtually homeless as she bounces between the sofas of her friends and relatives. With no confidence in her intellectual ability, she prizes makeup over books and has innate talent for choosing the perfect accessories and clothes for any occasion. Rose is a Princeton educated attorney at a top law firm in Philadelphia. Her beautifully decorated prewar apartment is her haven from the outside world. With her nose perpetually to the grindstone, she struggles constantly with her weight and never feels comfortable in the clothes she wears. Her low self-esteem regarding her physical appearance has left her dating life non-existent. Rose's one joy in life is shoes (because they always fit), but unfortunately she has few social opportunities to remove them from her closet. After a calamitous falling out, the two sisters travel a bumpy road toward true appreciation for one another--aided along the way by the discovery of the maternal grandmother they thought was dead. Through their re-connection with their grandmother, Ella, Maggie and Rose learn how to make peace with themselves and with each other.