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Northern Pursuit (1943)

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A Canadian Mountie of German descent feigns disaffection with his homeland in hopes of infiltrating and thwarting a Nazi sabotage plot.

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Frank Gruber (screenplay), Alvah Bessie (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Errol Flynn ... Corporal Steve Wagner
Julie Bishop ... Laura McBain
Helmut Dantine ... Colonel Hugo von Keller
John Ridgely ... Jim Austin
Gene Lockhart ... Ernst Willis
Tom Tully ... Inspector Barnett
Bernard Nedell ... Tom Dagor
Warren Douglas ... Sergeant (scenes deleted)
Monte Blue ... Jean
Alec Craig ... Angus McBain
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Storyline

Canadian Mountie Steve Wagner captures a German Luftwaffe officer on a spy mission, who later escapes from the prison camp. To catch the spy ring, the Mounties employ a ruse so that the spies, believing Steve to be sympathetic, enlist him in their plans. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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A woman's lips set the frozen north aflame. See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Film debut of John Forsythe. See more »

Goofs

When the commander at headquarters deciphers the direction in the message, he says they are heading north-northwest. But the line he draws on the map clearly goes west-northwest. See more »

Quotes

Laura McBain: McBain's daughter in love with a policeman! McBain's daughter stuck in a trading post! What makes you think McBain's daughter's so wonderful?
Angus McBain: McBain!
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Errol Flynn (1961) See more »

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The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond
(ca 1745) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Played off-screen on piano at the hotel
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A LITTLE LIGHT FOR THE GREAT WHITE NORTH...!
10 June 2019 | by masonfiskSee all my reviews

An Errol Flynn adventure from 1943 directed by Raoul Walsh. Flynn plays a Canadian Mountie who comes across a German air officer in the snowy hinterlands. Sending his partner ahead, Flynn's higher-ups fear his German lineage may compromise his standing w/his prisoner who may use undue influence to corrupt him. Seizing upon this notion, Flynn pretends to be a friend to Germany as he befriends the Nazi (who has broken out from an internment camp w/some other Hessians) so he can upset their plans to construct an airplane to make their escape from Canada. That's a lot of dunderheaded plotting for something that should be as light & airy as a paper plane but the crackerjack direction & the effortless charisma by Flynn is enough to keep even the most jaded viewer firmly planted in their seat for the duration.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

13 November 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To the Last Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Sun Valley, Idaho, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,290,000 (estimated)
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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