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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 ...
Inspector Barnett
Bernard Nedell ...
Tom Dagor
Warren Douglas ...
Sergeant (scenes deleted)
Monte Blue ...
Jean
Alec Craig ...
Angus McBain
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Du sang sur la neige  »

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of John Forsythe. See more »

Goofs

The shadow of the German standing and waving in the entrance to the mine shaft near the end is clearly visible on the scenery behind him. See more »

Quotes

Ernst: You know you can trust me.
Colonel Hugo von Keller: I trust no one!
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Features The Sea Hawk (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

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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4 May 2013 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

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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