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Spoilers of the North (1947)



(as Milton M. Raison)


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Cast overview:
Paul Kelly ...
Matt Garraway
Jane Koster (as Adrian Booth)
Laura Reed
James Millican ...
Bill Garraway (as James A. Millican)
Moose McGovern
Louis Jean Heydt ...
Inspector Carl Winters
Ted Hecht ...
Joe Taku
Harlan Briggs ...
Francis McDonald ...
Pete Koster
Maurice Cass ...
Neyle Morrow ...


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24 April 1947 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Fish rustling
11 January 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Spoilers Of The North concerns brothers Paul Kelly and James Millican, one who runs a cannery and the other rustles fish like they rustle cattle in Texas. Fish pirates have about the same social standing in Alaska as cattle rustlers in Texas.

Kelly has a chance to make a real killing but only if he can deliver a specified amount of salmon and he's accepted an advance payment. It occurred to me during the film that if Kelly just gave the money back all his problems would be solved. At least the financial ones, he's got some romantic complications.

They come in the form of two women, Evelyn Ankers the girl from Seattle he plans to marry and Lorna Gray a half Indian woman whom he just likes to get his rocks off with. Marriage to a mixed blood, not in his family though from what I see, he's no prize.

He and Gray go into the fish piracy business once the fishing season has closed. But let's say that Kelly's love life gets in the way of his illegal fishing and it ends bad.

Gray is some sexy woman and definitely not one to trifle with. Roy Barcroft usually Republic Pictures official western villain makes one of his few non-western appearances in a film we could call a northern. Some of the scenes of the salmon fishing and Indian life up there were quite nice. Stock footage I'm sure, no indication Republic went to Alaska for location shooting.

Spoilers Of The North bears comparison to that other film from the frozen north from Paramount that was done a few years earlier, Spawn Of The North. Watch them side by side and you can see the difference in films with a bigger budget and major studio touches about the same subject.

Not too bad a film from a B picture studio and that Lorna Gray is something else in those tight dresses.

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