The Abominable Snowman is a 1957 adventure film about an expedition into the snow-covered Himalayan peaks to find the yeti of legend. It's directed by Val Guest and stars Peter Cushing and Forrest Tucker; Nigel Kneale wrote it, basing it on a play he had written for television. Forrest Tucker is one of my favorites, and I never turn down a chance to see him.
A Hammer film, it is different in every possible way (except that Cushing is here) from the movies Hammer usually released. It's hard to convince people who don't like horror or science fiction films that they'll like this movie, so I won't try. But give it a chance. It's not what you think.
Mysterious Universe says, "It’s unfortunate that, despite its intelligent and thought-provoking storyline, The Abominable Snowman was not a big hit. It was filled with subtlety, restraint, and monsters that weren’t actually monstrous, after all. That’s not what the viewers wanted, however."
1000 Misspent Hours calls it "easily the best of the rash of Yeti movies that came out in the mid-1950’s". DVD Talk says, "it plays as a mature ecological fable, more powerful than a fistful of cautionary ecological documentaries."
Moria says, "the film builds to an ending that is interesting and certainly different to the xenophobic confrontations with the alien in American films of the period. Peter Cushing (who played the same role in the original tv version) gives another of his perfectly-elocuted aristocratic performances and Forrest Tucker has fun as the barnstorming American."