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Mon, Sep 21, 2020 9:35 PM

name of old movie with a 'Survivors in the snow' theme

Trying to find the title of a film I saw as a child. It could have been made in the 60's or 70's. I seem to remember a crew crashing (I  think it was a zeppelin) or being stranded in snow - antarctic, north pole etc. At one point the crew of men and women kill an animal and start eating it and one of the crew slowly says something like "You cant eat it raw. You have to cook it". I think the main woman may have been a beauty of the time.  Thanks

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I've never seen it, so this is really just a long-shot guess, but maybe THE RED TENT (1969)??? (The female lede is played by Claudia Cardinale.)

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067315/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt

 

Another long-shot guess: ISLAND AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD (1974)?? (But I don't see anyone famous in the lede female role.):

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071671/

 

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@peterd_cpcrlcw1wh1pg  Thank you very much for the replies mate. I had a look at the first title and it seems closer to what I remember. It may have been Sean Connery who uttered the lines about the raw meat. But there is nowhere for me to watch it. I've looked and looked. It is available on DVD. The second film does not seem to be what I remember apart from the zeppelin but it looks like a good old fantasy film so I'm going to try and find it to watch. In the mean time, I'm going to try and find the Red Tent again. Thanks so much for you help mate. Not sure i can mark this as correct until I now for sure so you may hear from me again soon. Thanks again

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I found this detailed plot description of THE RED TENT here -- http://www.vernonjohns.org/snuffy1186/red%20tent.html -- which includes this passage which pretty much fits in with your description:

 

Flashback.   The men paint the tent red so it could be seen from the air.  The men only have pemmican to eat and there's only a limited amount of it available.  (Pemmican is a food prepared by Native Americans from lean dried strips of meat pounded into paste, mixed with fat and berries, and pressed into small cakes, usually for emergency situation.)  A polar bear roams around the tent. Malmgren takes a pistol and goes to kill the bear.  He succeeds and the guys eat the meat raw.  Nobile tells them to stop that.  If they eat too much they can become ill and die.  

 

But finding the movie to watch could be tough. Like you say, just the DVD versions for sale at varying prices, and I'm not sure what language they're all in.

 

 

 

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