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?
This movie, based on the 1931-1932 Canadian Mounties manhunt of trapper Albert Johnson, is considered to be a heavily fictionalized and Hollywoodized version, of the accounts of these events. See more
When Sundog is shot by the pilot in the biplane he is shown lying in the snow with his left arm across his face. When Millen kneels beside him he removes Sundog's right arm from across his face. See more
If you're headin' up to old Curly's I can save you the journey. Skeeters got him last spring. Ate through his eyelids and pumped him full of poison. Curly finally got a gun and blew his brains out.
That's one way to stop the buzzin'.
Remake of Challenge to Be Free
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Music by Joseph Burke
(as Joe Burke) See more