In the Canadian mountains, a trapper goes on the run accused of a crime, and is pursued by a rugged and determined lawman.

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Indian Girl
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Jules Vincent, a happy-go-lucky, outgoing French Canadian trapper in the wild Northwest, befriends a beautiful Native American girl, and although he makes an enemy of bully Mike Brody, he agrees to travel with him. When Brody tries to kill them, Vincent kills him in self-defense. He is pursued by a by-the-book, idealistic Constable Pedley, who believes in the mounties' credo "we always get our man." The country is rugged and fraught with dangers like white water rapids, avalanches, wolf packs and desperadoes. After capturing Vincent, the inexperienced Mountie finds he is in no shape to get back to civilization without Vincent's help. Pedley is torn between fulfilling his duty and freeing the man who has saved his life. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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The character of Constable Pedley was inspired by early 20th century Canadian North West Mounted Police officer Albert Pedley.The officer was sent to capture a criminal in 1904 during a harsh winter.He suffered months of loneliness and cruel weather, falling victim to the white madness of snow country.Nevertheless, Pedley brought his prisoner to justice. See more »

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The Mountie tunic is that of the pre-1904 North West Mounted Police, but the Stetson hat was not worn officially till after 1904. See more »

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Constable Pedley: It isn't what a man is; it's what he does.
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High Quality Movie From MGM
8 March 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

TCM just showed The Wild North today, in a version that had closed captioning added and looked as if it was digitally remastered since its last broadcast on TCM some years ago. Maybe Time-Warner will finally release the DVD of the movie in the near future. MGM in the early fifties turned out a series of high quality star vehicles, which were taken for granted then. With its small cast, The Wild North is like another movie of the period, The Naked Spur, which also deals with bringing a prisoner in. The Wild North has fine location photography in Idaho, a script that moves along and even some photographic effects courtesy of A. Arnold Gillespie. By 1956, with the forced sale of its Loew's theaters, the firing of Dore Schary as head of production and the end of contract system for studio talent, MGM went into a slow death spiral. There would be no more studio pictures like The Wild North, as MGM cut its output and filled a big chunk of its slate of releases with independent productions and movies made overseas. But at least I now have The Wild North on DVD, recorded from today's broadcast, as a souvenir from a vanished era in Hollywood history.


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