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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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1.37 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

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

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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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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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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