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Queen of the Yukon (1940)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Western | 26 August 1940 (USA)
Sadie owns a riverboat that gold-miners are using to travel to their claims, while gambling and drinking on the way. The Yukon Mining Company sends Thorne to take over Sadie's boat and then... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Rosen

Writers:

Jack London (stories), George Waggner (screenplay) (as Joseph West)
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Cast

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Charles Bickford ... Ace Rincon
Irene Rich ... Sadie Martin
June Carlson ... Helen Martin
Dave O'Brien ... Bob Adams
George Cleveland ... Grub
Guy Usher Guy Usher ... Stake
Melvin Lang ... John Thorne
Tristram Coffin ... Carson (as Tris Coffin)
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Sadie owns a riverboat that gold-miners are using to travel to their claims, while gambling and drinking on the way. The Yukon Mining Company sends Thorne to take over Sadie's boat and then cheat the miners out of their claims. Meanwhile, Sadie has kept her life a secret from her daughter Helen, whom she has sent away to school to live a more refined life, but one day Helen arrives unexpectedly. Her naive boyfriend Bob goes to work for the dishonest Thorne, while Helen enjoys the wild Yukon more than her mother wants her to. Sadie turns to her trusted friend Ace to sort out all the complications. Written by Snow Leopard

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They Played for High Stakes in Alaska! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack London's Queen of the Yukon See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in New York City Tuesday 22 June 1948 on WATV (Channel 13), in Cleveland Thursday 14 October 1948 on WEWS (Channel 5), in New York City again Thursday 28 October 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2, in Los Angeles Sunday 6 March 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Detroit Friday 29 July 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7), and in Cincinnati Monday 28 November 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). See more »

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Decent movie by a bad studio
13 May 2003 | by pmceneaSee all my reviews

If this movie had been made by 20th Century Fox, it probably would have been a classic. I don't know how it happened, but Monogram got the rights and did the picture. That meant everything was done on the cheap, including the direction, the writing and the acting. While there were some journeyman performances by Charles Bickford and Irene Rich, a lot of that was lost by the bad lines they had to deliver and the uninspired directing. Also, June Carlson was awful. The only ones who seemed to try to rise above it all were George Cleveland and Guy Usher as Grub and Stake. Even though it is now defunct I still hate Monogram Studios.


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