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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Jules Vincent
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Constable Pedley
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Indian Girl
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Father Simon
J.M. Kerrigan ...
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Howard Petrie ...
Mike Brody
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Old Man
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John War Eagle ...
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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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1952 (Italy)  »

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$1,282,000 (estimated)
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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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No human opens a Grizzly trap with his hands. They made a special tool that you used a pair of to compress the springs with. See more »

Quotes

Old Man: I'm 77, son, and I'm still alive.
Jules Vincent: Well, you keep it that way.
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Northern Lights
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one very good western
13 November 2000 | by (burlington wi.) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie in 1952 at a theater in Chattanooga tenn when it first was released. It mesmerized me then and has done the same 10 to 20 times I have seen it since. It has a reality to it that is totally lacking in most hollywood films. And maybe the main reason its to my liking is Steward Granger. He was the narrator of the books on tape title ( call of the wild ) and he made the experience infinitely more enjoyable and exciting for me . Thanks ,my name is barney and I am 68 yrs. I hope ted Turner will release this title to dvd or vhs at some point from his film library.


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