Pete Wilson is on top. He is the highest paid professional football player in the league. He has seen other players come and go, but he was MVP last year and the future looks rosy. His wife... See full summary »
In 1940 Col. Dufort arrives in Timbuktu with his wife to take over the French garrison. This garrison is threatened by a Tuareg uprising supposedly inspired by Mohamet Adjani -- a holy man ... See full summary »
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Three episodes of 1958-1959 TV Series "Northwest Passage" put together
Jacques Tourneur begun working for TV in 1954 and made 26 TV episodes in total during his career, for such diverse TV films as The Martyr (which was his first one and featured Ronald Reagan in the title role), The Stopover, Aftermath, Night Call, The Alaskans and Northwest Passage for which he directed eight episodes during 1958-1959 and presumably the best of them was included in the Mission of Danger montage that was made out of Northwest Passage TV Series produced by MGM and based on the book of the same name by Kenneth Roberts that was once already turned into film in 1939 by King Vidor. Mission of Danger consists of three episodes the central of which was directed by Jacques Tourneur and the other two are of the authorship of George Waggner.
In this new version of the film the story is quite different from the King Vidor's. Major Robert Rogers (played by Keith Larsen) and a bunch of his rangers is given a mission to enter the territory controlled by French troops and hostile Indians to find out about an English spy who disappeared a few month before while attempting to find a new passage for the English troops through the mountains. Presumably he is in the hands of the French and what is required from Major Rogers is to receive the information whether the passage was found or not, and if yes, its whereabouts.
But the luck seems to run out for the rangers when they are caught by the French soldiers and sent to a war prison camp where they are treated quite badly by a certain officer and from where they nonetheless persistently try to evade in the best tradition of prison escape movies.
Overall Mission of Danger is a pleasant and very easy film to watch, with quite an interesting story and decent acting. 7/10
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