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The Trail of '98 (1928)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  20 March 1928 (USA)
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Fortune hunters from all over the country rush to the Klondike in 1897 to seek their fortunes in the gold are tested by hardships of the journey.

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Berna (as Dolores Del Rio)
Ralph Forbes ...
Larry
Karl Dane ...
Lars Petersen
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Jack Locasto
Tully Marshall ...
Salvation Jim
George Cooper ...
Samuel Foote - The Worm
Russell Simpson ...
Old Swede
Emily Fitzroy ...
Mrs. Bulkey
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Mr. Bulkey
Cesare Gravina ...
Henry Kelland - Berna's Grandfather
Doris Lloyd ...
Locasto's Procurer
E. Alyn Warren ...
Engineer
Johnny Downs ...
Mother's Boy (as John Down)
Ray Hallor ...
Brother Jim
Ray Gallagher ...
Brother Joe
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The Klondike gold strike of 1897 inspires fortune-seekers to head for Alaska. Joe and Jim, brothers from South Carolina; Lars, escaping a shrewish wife in Michigan; a poor farmer from Kansas; weathered prospectors from Nevada; and countless others leave San Francisco by ship. The Bulkys head north to open a restaurant, bringing a poor relative, Berna, along to help. On board Berna meets Larry and falls in love. The overland route to Dawson City is hazardous and arduous. Each person must carry their own food, a ton of it. That means traveling 80 miles back and forth to advance one mile, carrying 50 pounds a trip. The Chilkoot Pass is one of the worst sections of the trail. In the spring the trekkers take to the rivers, swollen by melting ice. Whitehorse Rapids proves the last and biggest obstacle to reaching the gold fields. But that's not the end of the hardships. Claim jumping, blizzards, fires, and Berna's honor at stake are to be faced before striking it rich. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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20 March 1928 (USA)  »

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A Vertigem do Oiro  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System) (musical score and sound effects)|

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Red Thompson was one of the stunt men killed in the river-crossing sequence. He was washed away by the current, hitting his head on a large boulder downstream, and his body was never recovered. See more »

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Opening Title: July 14th, 1897 - A boat from Alaka saied into San Francisco harbor... to upset the world!
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I Found Gold When I Found You
(1928) (uncredited)
Written by Hazel Mooney, Evelyn Lyn and William Axt
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A mad trip due to gold fever
27 August 2000 | by (Soucht, France) – See all my reviews



Gold is surely what made people most dream of during all civilizations. This is proved again very completely in this film where we discover very different characters who only have one aim : Klondike.

We particularly follow the story of a young girl, played by the beautiful Dolores Del Rio. Clarence Brown alternates dramatic scenes and very funny ones which appeal to you the memory of Gold rush by Charlie Chaplin. It's very to rare to watch such a film nowadays, so don't hesitate if you have the occasion.


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