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Spawn of the North (1938)

Friends since childhood, two men are on opposite sides in a salmon fishing conflict.

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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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Thrills, intrigue and drama at sea !


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According to a later news item in Hollywood Reporter, Paramount sent a camera crew headed by Richard Talmadge to Ketchikan, Alaska to film the opening scenes of a salmon run. In a contemporary educational supplement to the film, Henry Hathaway stated that the expedition to Alaska lasted fourteen weeks and resulted in 80,000 ft. of film shot. 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 »

Quotes

Jackson: Yeah, here's to the salmon. She lays two million eggs and nobody ever calls her mother.
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Referenced in The Day of the Locust (1975) See more »

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She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
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American folk song
Played at Nicky's saloon
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The parts are better than the whole.
31 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Some surprisingly violent action scenes are the highlights of this Alaska-set adventure tale of boats and salmon fishermen, which plays like a disguised Western. Unfortunately, they're lost in a sea of footage (almost two hours), and the savvy viewer can see the ending coming from halfway to Skag


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