Demon of the Himalayas

Demon of the Himalayas
Directed by Andrew Marton
Produced by Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth
Written by Eberhard Frowein
Fritz Rau
Mila Rau
Starring Gustav Diessl
Erika Dannhoff
Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth
Jarmila Marton
Music by Arthur Honegger
Cinematography Richard Angst
Distributed by Tobis
Release dates
16 March 1935
Country Switzerland, Germany
Language German

Demon of the Himalayas (German: Der Dämon des Himalaya) is a 1935 Swiss-German co-production adventure film directed by Andrew Marton and starring Gustav Diessl, Erika Dannhoff and Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth. It is part of the Mountain film genre which was popular during the era.

Location shooting was done during the 1934 International Himalayan Expedition and a number of the Expedition's participants appeared in the film. The film premiered in Zurich in March 1935.[1] It received a mixed reception from critics.[2] It was remade by Marton in 1952 as Storm Over Tibet.



  1. Holt p.299-300
  2. Holt p.303


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