Great Romance Movies Based on True Stories
The Other side of the mountain
Tells the story of skier Jill Kinmont who wins the 1956 Olympics medal but suffers twin tragedies. At first she suffers a fall during training in Utah and is paralyzed for life. Her husband leaves her but she becomes a teacher and finds love again with Dick Buek. The second tragedy strikes when Buek is killed in a plane crash. Kilmont survives the twin tragedies and lives happily in California today. The movie has an award winning track by Olivia Newton John.