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Spawn of the North (1938)

 -  Action | Romance  -  26 August 1938 (USA)
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Friends since childhood, two men are on opposite sides in a salmon fishing conflict.

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Tyler Dawson
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Jim Kimmerlee
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Nicky Duval
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Red Skain
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Windy Turlon
Louise Platt ...
Dian 'Di' Turlon
Lynne Overman ...
'Jack' Jackson
Fuzzy Knight ...
Lefty Jones
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Dimitri
Duncan Renaldo ...
Ivan
John Wray ...
Dr. Sparks
Michio Ito ...
Indian Dancer
Stanley Andrews ...
Partridge
Richard Ung ...
Tom
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Two Alaskan salmon fishermen, Tyler Dawson (skipper of the "Who Cares") and Jim Kimmerlee of the "Old Reliable," are lifelong pals. Their romantic rivalry over young Dian ends amicably. But a more serious rift, with violent consequences, arises when Tyler befriends Russian fish pirates while Jim finds himself aligned with local vigilantes. Notable glacier scenery. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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salmon | pirate | russian | fishing | glacier | See more »

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Action | Romance

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Carole Lombard was originally signed to do this film in 1936, but by the time production started two years later she had taken ill and Dorothy Lamour was assigned to star. See more »

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During his birthday party, Henry Fonda's left elbow moves from on the table to below the table back on to the table in consecutive cuts. See more »

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Windy Turlon: We pause to observe once more the lush beauty of our Alaskan sun; to rejoice in the return of fish, flies, fowl and flower; and to welcome home our truant Tyler. Now read that back to me.
Jackson: Tyler Dawson returned to town today. Period.
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Remade as Alaska Seas (1954) See more »

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Mother Machree
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Music by Ernest Ball and Chauncey Olcott
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Sung by Fuzzy Knight
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15 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a real good movie. Henry Fonda and George Raft Play the rival fishermen. Near the end of the movie George Raft is shot. While resting in bed he smokes a cigarette and the smoke comes up out of the bullet holes in his chest!? I remember when I was in high school. We were learning about first aid. The teacher told us about never giving a cigarette to an injury victim. Then he told us about a Humphrey Bogart movie where after being shot he smoked a cigarette and the smoke came out of his chest. I searched for years and found out it was the "Spawn of The North", With GEORGE RAFT not Bogart. Watch for this movie on AMC or TCM, just to see this scene. It is well worth watching, with fine acting and great scenery.


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