Film poster
Directed byIrving Allen
Written byEdward Anhalt as "Andrew Holt"
Produced byPat Di Cicco
CinematographyJack Greenhalgh
Release date
  • 1946 (1946)
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States

Avalanche is a 1946 American action film directed by Irving Allen.[1]


Steve, a US treasury agent, tracks down a tax evader to a ski lodge.



Filming started February 1946.[2] Location shooting at the Alta Ski Area began February 19, 1946, with Utah's Alf Engen and Corey Engen doing most of the skiing for the cameras.[3] The location cast and crew of 40 stayed at the Hotel Utah, commuting to Alta each day for filming.[3]

Albert Broccoli was the production manager. He and director Irwin Allen were classmates at New York's Bryant High School. They teamed up on this film together and would go on to collaborate a number of times, notably as partners in Warwick Productions.[4]


The New York Times called the film a "painful hodge podge".[5]


  1. ^ Avalanche Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 14, Iss. 157, (Jan 1, 1947): 48.
  2. ^ Hope, Bendix Partners; Capra Gets New Story Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 11 Feb 1946: A3.
  3. ^ a b "Sun-Kissed Movie Troupe Returns From Alta Work". Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, Utah. February 19, 1946. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ A TOWN CALLED HOLLYWOOD: Producers Want English Clear--Even in Oklahoma Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times 13 June 1954: D4.
  5. ^ THE SCREEN New York Times 6 July 1946: 21.