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Northern Pursuit (1943)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  13 November 1943 (USA)
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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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Jim Austin
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Ernst
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Bernard Nedell ...
Tom Dagor
Warren Douglas ...
Sergeant (scenes deleted)
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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A woman's lips set the frozen north aflame.


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To the Last Man  »

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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 »

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Colonel Hugo von Keller: You should know, Wagner, how determined we Nazis are! We've known for a long time what we've wanted, and we're prepared to take it.
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The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond
(ca 1745) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Robert Burns
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This movie from the Second World War will be enjoyed by those who are willing to watch old movies for their historical value. This one may interest those who are particularly interested in seeing how old Hollywood delivered wartime propaganda and treated Canadian themes. The rest may find this movie difficult to sit through. It's simply too dated. I'm giving it as lower score for that reason.

Raoul Walsh and the writers must have gone to some trouble to portray northern Manitoba in the 1940s realistically, but it is difficult to take a few of the scenes seriously (eg the downhill skiing). Those scenes are now laughable.

The depiction of the Cree of northern Manitoba is disturbing, in hindsight. They deserved better from Hollywood. If you'd like to better understand the complex situation of the Cree people in wartime and the loyalty and fighting prowess of the Cree soldiers (albeit during the First World War), read "Three Day Road" by Joseph Boyden.


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