Snowbound

1948

David MacDonald
Director
Gainsborough Pictures
Studio

Exciting mystery/adventure film set in the alps. Ex-soldier Neil Blair is working on a film in London as an extra, when he's spotted by the director, Bob Engles, who happens to be his old C.O. Engles sends Blair to the alps, along with film cameraman Joe Wesson, ostensibly to scout a location for a new film. In reality, Blair is to keep an eye out for the people who arrive at the alpine hut, and send reports back to Engles-who was a former intelligence officer. Soon a number of shifty characters arrive, and after an attempt on Blair's life, Engles arrives. It seems that the Nazis diverted a fortune in gold to the alps, and it is buried somewhere around the hut. Good climax scene where the hut burns to the ground-along with some of the principals. Nice acting by Dennis Price, Stanley Holloway, Herbert Lom and Guy Middleton; film was based on the novel The Lonely Skier by Hammond Innes.

-Scott Palmer



23rd March 1948
Cinema



84 mins
1.37:1



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Robert Newton
Bob Engles
Dennis Price
Neil Blair
Stanley Holloway
Joe Wesson
Herbert Lom
Keramikos
Marcel Dalio
Stefano Valdini
Guy Middleton
Gilbert Mayne
Willy Fueter
Aldo
Richard Molinas
Mancini
Catharina Ferraz
Emilia
Massimo Coen
Auctioneer
(as Massino Coen)
William Price
Captain Heinrich Stelben
Gilbert Davis
Hotel Commissionaire
Rossiter Shepherd
Italian Lawyer
Lionel Grose
Corporal Holtz
Zena Marshall
Italian Girl
Mila Parély
Carla Rometta
Unknown 30398-01
Film Set Extra
Unknown 30398-02
Film Producer (Jack)
Hilda Green
Film Set Extra
Reg Thomason
Film Crewman
(uncredited)
Unknown 30398-04
Film Set Extra
Unknown 30398-05
Film Set Extra
Ian Selby
Film Set Extra
(uncredited)
Unknown 30398-03
Film Assistant Director (Ron)
Paul Beradi
Hotel Mancini Porter
(uncredited)
Louis Matto
Hotel Mancini Waiter
(uncredited)
Norman Watson
Cable Car Attendant
(uncredited)
John Serret
Auctioneer's Clerk
(uncredited)
Unknown 30398-06
Hotel Guest at Auction
Unknown 30398-07
Hotel Guest at Auction
Unknown 30398-08
Hotel Guest at Auction
Unknown 30398-09
Hotel Guest at Auction
Unknown 30398-10
Hotel Guest at Auction
Unknown 30398-11
Hotel Guest at Auction
Unknown Male 5
Hotel Guest at Auction
Joseph Tregonino
Hotel Guest at Auction
Unknown 30398-12
Hotel Guest at Auction
Unknown 30398-13
Hotel Guest at Auction
J. Neil More
Hotel Guest at Auction
(unconfirmed)
Lola Morice
Hotel Guest at Auction
(unconfirmed)
Unknown 30398-14
Hotel Guest at Auction
Unknown 30398-15
Hotel Guest at Auction
Unknown 30398-16
Mancini's Assistant
Unknown 30398-17
Hotel Guest at Bar
Arnold Diamond
Italian Hotel Guest
(unconfirmed)
Alec Mango
Italian Girl's Boyfriend
(uncredited)
Unknown 30398-18
Rescue Party
Rex Garner
Waiter in Venetian Flashback
(uncredited)
Unknown 30398-19
Stelben's Driver
Kyle Adair
Hotel Guest
(unconfirmed)
Henry Clark
Hotel Guest
(unconfirmed)
Brenda Clather
Hotel Guest
(unconfirmed)
Oscar Nation
Hotel Guest
(unconfirmed)
Mary Clark
Italian Hotel Guest
(unconfirmed)
William Clark
Italian Hotel Guest
(unconfirmed)
B.W. Plank
Italian Hotel Guest
(unconfirmed)
Elena Plank
Italian Hotel Guest
(unconfirmed)
Charles Ricono
Italian Hotel Guest
(unconfirmed)
Philip Ridgeway Jr.
Italian Hotel Guest
(unconfirmed)
Elena Shapiro
Italian Hotel Guest
(unconfirmed)
Leon Shepley
Italian Hotel Guest
(unconfirmed)
Ethne Swan
Italian Hotel Guest
(unconfirmed)
Edward Wade-Brown
Italian Hotel Guest
(unconfirmed)
Victoria Wade-Brown
Italian Hotel Guest
(unconfirmed)
Tony De Lungo
Italian Guide
(unconfirmed)
Arthur Gomez
Italian Guide
(unconfirmed)
Gwynne Morris
Italian Guide
(unconfirmed)
Nino Rossini
Italian Guide
(unconfirmed)
Godfrey Tudor
Italian Guide
(unconfirmed)
Fredric Steger
Italian (unconfirmed)
John Adderley
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Harold Coyne
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Dan Cressy
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Emil Stemmler
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Del Watson
Undetermined Role (uncredited)

Scott Palmer: Screencaps & Notes

Dave Wright: Revised Screencaps & Notes