Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected.
When American newspaperman and adventurer Henry M. Stanley comes back from the western Indian wars, his editor James Gordon Bennett sends him to Africa to find Dr. David Livingstone, the ... See full summary »
Against all odds Father Flanagan starts "Boys' Town" after hearing a convict's story. Whitey Marsh comes there. He runs away but, hungry, returns. He runs away again but, when friend Pee ... See full summary »
An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.
The dramatized life of immortal humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, from his days as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River until his death in 1910 shortly after Halley's Comet returned.
Based on the Kenneth Roberts novel of the same name, this film tells the story of two friends who join Rogers' Rangers, as the legendary elite force engages the enemy during the French and Indian War. The film focuses on their famous raid at Fort St. Francis and their marches before and after the battle. Written by
While Spencer Tracy was flying from California to McCall, Idaho, for the shoot, the private plane he was riding in ran out of gas over the remote Owyhee River canyon lands in eastern Oregon. They were forced to land at Hole-In-The-Ground Ranch, a remote ranch in the canyon. Since the ranch had no aviation fuel, the rancher filtered some tractor gas through his felt hat into the plane. With that they were off to McCall without any further problems. See more »
One of the dead Indians in the Saint Francis clearly moves his head to avoid someone running past him. See more »
This is a story of our early America... of the century of conflict with the French and Indians... when necessity made simple men, unknown to history, into giants in daring and endurance. It begins in Portsmouth New Hampshire, in 1759...
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If you read the following thread of comments you will find much speculation as to why a sequel was not made of the movie, Northwest Passage. It's a great book, historically quite accurate so much so that the first edition actually includes Rogers' Orders to attack the Abanaki village on the St. Francois (Saint Francis) river. The sequel would have been an acting tour-de-force for Spencer Tracy as it would have chronicled the deterioration of a great man, mostly through his constantly being distracted from organizing an expedition to discover the fabled Northwest Passage.
Why no sequel was made is explained by Spencer Tracy in his memoirs. He spends a few paragraphs relating how difficult a shoot it was, on location in northeastern Washington State. Tracy spent days and days partially submerged in half freezing water; battling insects and discomfort reminiscent of Rogers own trek before and after the sack of St. Francis. The director, King Vidor, was a harsh task master. That is obvious from the tremendous movie that resulted of the hard labor conditions of its making. However, during the production Tracy came to loath Vidor and swore he would never work with that director again. And, he never did. Hence, no Northwest Passage Part II was ever made.
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