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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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Lobos do Norte  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It was first telecast in San Francisco Wednesday 7 January 1959 on KPIX (Channel 5), followed by Philadelphia Saturday 14 February 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10), and by New York City Saturday 7 March 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). In Omaha it first aired Thursday 20 August 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), in St. Louis 11 September 1960 on KMOX (Channel 4), in Chicago 4 November 1960 on WBBM (Channel 2), and, finally, in Los Angeles 12 May 1961 on KNXT (Channel 2). It was released on DVD 22 December 2009 as part of the Universal Vault Series. 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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Edited into When Worlds Collide (1951) See more »

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I Wish I Was the Willow
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Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Performed by George Raft (dubbed)
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Classic Scene.........
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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