Der weiße Rausch – neue Wunder des Schneeschuhs (The White Flame - new Miracles of the Snowshoe) is a 1931 mountain film directed by Arnold Franck starring future filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl.
This historic film shows the German mountain heroic film genre perfectly.
Two Tyrolian ski-stars, Walter Riml and Guzzi Lantschner, have an important part in this movie. They have the part of two Hamburger carpenters in their traditional outfits. They come to the Arlberg and try to learn how to ski with the aid of two different skibooks as 40 master skiers perform heroics.
In German and Black & White … but for English speakers this only adds to the spectacle.