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?
The film is a fictionalized account of the greatest manhunt in Canadian history. The chase by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was conducted during the early 1930s in the Canadian regions of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon in Northern Canada. See more
While Albert Johnson is making his escape through the forest, a modern highway guardrail appears clearly in the background. These guardrails were not in use during the time of this story, and Johnson was supposed to be out in the wilderness. See more
Sergeant Edgar Millen
[about Albert Johnson
We've been hunting a man who knows how to live off the land and use it to reign.
Remade as The Mad Trapper
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Music by Joseph Burke
(as Joe Burke) See more