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Northern Pursuit (1943)

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A Canadian Mountie of German descent feigns disaffection with his homeland in hopes of infiltrating and thwarting a Nazi sabotage plot.

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Cpl. Steve Wagner
Julie Bishop ...
Helmut Dantine ...
Col. Hugo von Keller
John Ridgely ...
Jim Austin
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Ernst
Tom Tully ...
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Bernard Nedell ...
Tom Dagor
Warren Douglas ...
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Monte Blue ...
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Alec Craig ...
Angus McBain
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Canadian Mountie Steve Wagner captures a German Luftwaffe officer on a spy mission, who later escapes from the prison camp. To catch the spy ring, the Mounties employ a ruse so that the spies, believing Steve to be sympathetic, enlist him in their plans. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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german | escape | spy | corporal | nazi | See more »

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A woman's lips set the frozen north aflame.


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13 November 1943 (USA)  »

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Errol Flynn was criticized for playing heroes in World War II movies. Tony Thomas in his book "Errol Flynn: The Spy Who Never Was" states that Flynn had tried to enlist in every branch of any armed services he could but was rejected as unfit for service on the grounds of his health. Flynn had a heart condition, tuberculosis, malaria and a back problem. Flynn felt he could contribute to America's war effort by appearing in such films as Edge of Darkness (1943), Northern Pursuit (1943), Dive Bomber (1941), Objective, Burma! (1945) and Uncertain Glory (1944). Reportedly, Flynn was at his most professional and co-operative ever was while working on World War II movies. The studios apparently did not diffuse the criticism of the state of Flynn's health, as they wished to keep it quiet for fear that it would damage his box-office draw. See more »

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Near the end the Nazis' plane is shown spiraling over and over in exterior shots, but in shots in the plane's interior it's going straight down, not spinning out of control. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Hugo von Keller: Say, have you ever flown a bomber?
Corporal Steve Wagner: No.
Colonel Hugo von Keller: Too bad! You've missed a great thrill. You come in high. You circle around, once, twice. You drop the bombs and see them hit the target!
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Features The Sea Hawk (1940) See more »

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The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond
(ca 1745) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Played off-screen on piano at the hotel
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Disappointing even for a Flynn fan
27 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie tries very hard to be the "thrill-a-minute actioner" that the video cassette cover calls it, but fails on just about every level. Just as other reviewers have stated, the acting is cardboard and the plot is thin. I was once a big Errol Flynn fan, but I didn't care much for his performance either. The cover also touts the performances of Helmut Dantine as "excellent as the formidable Nazi leader", and Julie Bishop adding "high drama to the film" as Flynn's love interest, but neither make much of an impression in their roles. I watched it because of my interest in the genre and Errol Flynn, and I'm glad I saw it for those reasons, but I was disappointed.

I'm also disappointed that the link to submit goofs is disabled. There were a couple of funny ones, such as when Wagner (Flynn) picks up the ringing telephone and says "Hello" before the handset is close to his mouth.


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