Canada 1931: The unsociable trapper Johnson lives for himself in the ice-cold mountains near the Yukon river. During a visit in the town he witnesses a dog-fight. He interrupts the game and buys one of the dogs - almost dead already - for $200 against the owner's will. When the owner Hasel complains to Mountie Sergeant Millen, he refuses to take action. But then the loathing breeder and his friends accuse Johnson of murder. So Millen, although sympathetic, has to try to take him under arrest - but Johnson defends his freedom in every way possible. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
The Saga Of Two Rivals Who Clash As Enemies And Triumph As Heroes.
Did You Know?
Pilot Vern Ohmert was hired by the production to build a replica of a Bristol open cockpit bi-plane. This aircraft was the actual plane that was used by the Canadian Mounties to hunt down Albert Johnson during the 1930s. Ohmert visited the Imperial War Museum in London where two original planes were housed. Ohmert photographed and measured the historic planes to their exact technical specifications for the building of his model plane for the movie. See more
Alvin Adams transmits the call sign W6MQ over his radio. This is an amateur radio call sign issued by the United States, not an RCMP call sign issued by Canada. See more
Sergeant Edgar Millen
[about Albert Johnson
As you can see he was one of the American's best trained men. Special Intelligence Squad and the law.
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Music by Joseph A. Burke
(as Joe Burke) See more