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16 December 1943 (USA) See more »
QUEEN OF THE YUKON! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
A young man in Alaska finds himself accused of murder, and must fight to clear his name. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ann Savage ... Kathleen O'Day

Tom Neal ... Jefferson Braddock

Glenda Farrell ... Molly
Constance Worth ... Lita

Sheldon Leonard ... 'Sometime' Smith

Lester Allen ... Duster Dan

George Cleveland ... Judge Horace Crawford
George McKay ... Tim - Bartender
Dan Seymour ... Harry - Piano Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roma Aldrich ... Dancer (uncredited)

Richard Alexander ... Bill (uncredited)
Lucille Allen ... Dancer (uncredited)
Loretta Barnett ... Dancer (uncredited)
Barney Beasley ... Miner (uncredited)

Hank Bell ... Pete - Miner (uncredited)

Eddie Borden ... Miner (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ... Miner (uncredited)
Roy Butler ... Miner (uncredited)

Horace B. Carpenter ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jess Cavin ... Miner (uncredited)
Paul Conrad ... Miner (uncredited)

Harry Cording ... Irate Miner Gambler (uncredited)

Jim Corey ... Miner (uncredited)
Victor Cox ... Miner (uncredited)
Rube Dalroy ... Miner (uncredited)
Curley Dresden ... Smith Henchman (uncredited)

Tex Driscoll ... Miner (uncredited)

Edward Earle ... Official (uncredited)

Frank Ellis ... Smith Henchman (uncredited)
Art Felix ... Miner (uncredited)
Oscar Gahan ... Miner (uncredited)

Joe Garcio ... Miner (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Dance Hall Customer (uncredited)
George Hazel ... Miner (uncredited)
Madge Journeay ... Dancer (uncredited)
Edward Keane ... Sullivan (uncredited)

Jack Kenny ... Miner (uncredited)
Tom Kingston ... Faro Dealer (uncredited)

Ethan Laidlaw ... Self-Nominated Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Lew Morphy ... Miner (uncredited)

George Morrell ... Miner (uncredited)

Shirley Patterson ... Dancer (uncredited)

Hal Price ... Miner (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... Miner (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Miner (uncredited)
Susanne Rosser ... Dancer (uncredited)

Frosty Royce ... Miner (uncredited)
George Russell ... Miner (uncredited)
Gwen Seager ... Dancer (uncredited)
Patti Sheldon ... Dancer (uncredited)

Tom Smith ... Miner (uncredited)

Jack Tornek ... Miner (uncredited)

Minerva Urecal ... Sarah (uncredited)

Sailor Vincent ... Miner (uncredited)

Francis Walker ... Barfly (uncredited)
Lee 'Lasses' White ... Town Crier (uncredited)

Blackie Whiteford ... Miner (uncredited)

Lewis Wilson ... George Graham (uncredited)

Directed by
William Castle 
Writing credits
M. Coates Webster (screenplay) and
Houston Branch (screenplay)

William A. Pierce (story "The Life of Kate Rockwell Matson")

Produced by
Irving Briskin .... producer
Original Music by
Albert Glasser (uncredited)
Cinematography by
John Stumar 
Film Editing by
Mel Thorsen 
Art Direction by
Lionel Banks 
Set Decoration by
Louis Diage 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Earl Bellamy .... assistant director
Art Department
James W. Sullivan .... associate art director (as James Sullivan)
Sound Department
Paul Holly .... sound (as P. Holly)
Ted Mapes .... stunts (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard .... stunts (uncredited)
Francis Walker .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard H. Kline .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
Other crew
Mary Carroll .... choreographer
Eddie Hall .... stand-in: Tom Neal (uncredited)

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64 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #9178)

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What would you do for a Klondike Kate?, 14 July 2015
Author: mark.waltz from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Would you acknowledge her deed as owner of a Klondike Bar? That's pretty much the plot here as "Detour's" Ann Savage arrives way up north from San Francisco with proof that she was left the very popular saloon where Glenda Farrell and her girls have showed up as performers. They were initially hired by the rather shady Sheldon Leonard to work in his saloon but ending up working for Tom Neal who refuses to acknowledge Savage's claim. Her presence incurs the wrath of the saloon's established solo singer, Constance Worth, who is in cahoots with Leonard to take over the establishment himself. A card game between Leonard and Neal leaves the future of the establishment in doubt, and when murder in the Klondike occurs, it's up to Savage and Neal (who have obviously gone past the stage of rivals to become lovers) to prove his innocence.

An acceptable semi-musical adventure, this is very remnant of both "Belle of the Yukon" and "The Harvey Girls", even though it came out first. It lacks the camp quality of director William Castle's later horror films but is certainly a curio considering its leading stars who only two years later would create screen history as very different partners in the film noir cult classic "Detour". Glenda Farrell gets in a few good bitchy lines, while George Cleveland is amusing as the attorney whom Savage hires to represent her and ironically ends up as a the judge in the case. What keeps this from being just average is the fact that its story abruptly ends without wrapping up the identity of the killer. The audience knows, but the writers don't allow the characters involved know, and that leads to a total let-down.

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