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Superb Alpine scenery in the vicinity of Mount Blanc, the highest mountain in Switzerland. The views are taken from the mountain railroad, the motion picture camera being on the train ... See full summary
Superb Alpine scenery in the vicinity of Mount Blanc, the highest mountain in Switzerland. The views are taken from the mountain railroad, the motion picture camera being on the train itself, so that all the most picturesque scenes are depicted in the film, ending with the wonderful "Sea of Ice." The photography is extremely good, no glare from the snow being visible in the pictures. No need to go to Europe to see this grand Swiss scenery when it is so perfectly presented in a moving picture!

Original French title is undetermined.

Released in the US as a split reel along with Decorated by the Emperor (1910).

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    • Author: Conjukus
    A marvelously beautiful reproduction of Alpine scenery. The original negative was made from the train on the way up Mont Blanc, thus reproducing accurate and wonderfully beautiful views of the scenery in the mountains. The film ends with the wonderful "Sea of Ice," and so well did the operator do his work that it actually creates the impression of immensity. Not all operators understand this feature of their work, but in this instance the interpretation is sufficiently sympathetic to convey to the one who sees the film something of the actual quality of the original. The reproduction was well done and the whole picture is thoroughly satisfactory. - The Moving Picture World, January 29, 1910
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