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Mountains on Fire

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Mountains on Fire
Berge in Flammen
MoF 31.jpg
Movie Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
GER.jpg Germany
(Weimar Republic)
Directed by Karl Hartl
Luis Trenker
Release Date September 28, 1931
Language German
Studio Les Films Marcel Vandal et Charles Delac
Distributor Globus-Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Florian Dimai Luis Trenker
Arthur Franchini Luigi Serventi
Leutnant Kall Claus Clausen
Pia Dimai Lissy Arna

Mountains on Fire is a 1931 French-German film by Karl Hartl and Luis Trenker based on the novel of the same year of himself. In this movie, Trenker processed personal experiences from the First World War, when he was fighting on the Alpine Front 1915-1918. The Austrian mountain guide Florian Dimai and the Italian count Arthur Franchini have a long-standing friendship. After the outbreak of the First World War, the two suddenly face each other as enemies: Dimai holds with the Austrians a position on the summit of Col Alto, Franchini is to expel the Austrians from there with the Italians.

The following weapons were used in the film Mountains on Fire:


Steyr M1912

Arthur Franchini (Luigi Serventi) is seen with an Austrian Steyr M1912 during the first attack.

Steyr Hahn Model 1912 - 9x23mm Steyr
He aims at Austrian soldiers.
He realizes that he has to retire.


Steyr Mannlicher M1895

Some Full-length Steyr Mannlicher M1895 rifles can be seen in the Austrian bunker.

Infanterie Repetier-Gewehr M.95, System Mannlicher - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
The rifle in the bunker.

Stutzen Carbine

The short version of the Steyr Mannlicher M1895 is used by Austrian troops including Florian Dimai (Luis Trenker) and Italian soldiers.

Steyr Repetier-Stutzen M1895 - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
An Austrian repels an Italian attack with his Stutzen.
Austrian Ski-patrol with the Steyr-Carbine.
A clear shot of the stacking pin.
The Ski-patrol moves into a new position.
Italian soldier with the Carbine.
Austrian soldier takes aim.

Carcano M1891

An Italian sniper uses a Carcano M91 fitted with a scope.

Fucile Modello 1891 with French Scheibler/Amigues scope - 6.5x52mm
The sniper spotted his target....
...takes aim..
...and fires.

Carcano M91 TS

At least one Italian soldier can be seen with a Carcano M91 TS rifle on his back.

Moschetto per Truppe Speciali Modello 1891 - 6.5x52mm
Mof carcanots 1.jpg
He runs away from an approaching avalanche.

Machine Guns

Schwarzlose Model 07/12

Austrian soldiers use Schwarzlose Machine Gun Model 07/12.

Schwarzlose Modell 1907/12 - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
The Austrian prepares the MG.
Closer shot of the barrel.
Left side.

Fiat-Revelli M14

The Fiat-Revelli M14 machine gun is used by Italian soldiers. The Fiat guns have ribbed water jackets.

Fiat-Revelli Modello 1914 - 6.5x52mm Mannlicher-Carcano
An Italian MG-Team with the Fiat.
Another MG-Team.
Detailed view.
Right side of the MG.

Hand Grenades

Model 17 Stielhandgranate

Austrian soldiers use German Model 17 Stielhandgranates.

Model 17 Stielhandgranate
An Austrian soldiers throws the grenade on the Italian MG-Team.
Two M17s on the left.

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