Tracy spent 20 years at MGM, and this was his first film outside that studio's aegis. It was a mistake. Wagner is Tracy's younger brother (Tracy was 30 years older than Wagner when the picture was made and looked it) and a rotten kid. Tracy is a quiet, amiable mountaineer who has retired
and is now devoting himself to raising Wagner. A Calcutta-to-Paris routed airplane crashes at the top of a nearby alp, and Wagner wants to get up there right away and take money from the dead passengers. Tracy is against it, thinks the idea is grisly, but is eventually persuaded to accompany
Wagner rather than let the young man go up that mountain alone. The scenes, as they climb t...