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The Timber Tramps (1975)

Claude Akins plays a tough, hard-drinking Alaska logging foreman, who likes fighting only slightly less than working.


Chuck D. Keen


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Ames ... Deacon
Claude Akins ... Matt
Tab Hunter ... Big Swede
Joseph Cotten ... Greedy sawmill mogul
Stanley Clements
Eve Brent ... Corey Sykes
Patricia Medina ... Miami Lills
Mike Hagerty
Jennifer Richards Jennifer Richards
Hal Baylor
Shug Fisher ... Cook
June Easten June Easten
Robert Easton
Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... (as Kid Chissell)
Cesar Romero ... Greedy sawmill mogul


In Alaska, businesswoman Corey Sykes who owns a logging company is in danger of loosing her company. Two local greedy sawmill owners and partners threaten to strong-arm Corey out of the logging industry. The two bullies initially offer to buy Corey out. But she refuses to sell. Consequently, the two crooked sawmill owners hire goons who sabotage Corey's logging machinery and trucks. They also arrange for accidents to happen to Corey's employees. In desperation, she sends word to her ex-lover, Matt, to come to her aid. Matt, who's a logger by trade, assembles a team of trusted loggers to work for Corey. Together they face the difficulties of cutting timber in a harsh terrain but also have to contend with the various sabotage attempts staged by the two sawmill owners. The local sheriff, who's corrupt, tries to find any pretext for arresting Matt and his crew for breaking the law. But Matt skilfully avoids the entrapment. Will the lumberjacks succeed in their bid to help save Corey's ... Written by nufs68

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The last of the roaring lumberjacks!




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Release Date:

31 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Timber Tramp See more »

Filming Locations:

Alaska, USA


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Some trade papers and news sources have said that Tennessee Ernie Ford was to be in this picture, but this is unconfirmed. Also, director Tay Garnett is said to have a cameo appearance. The CBS Late Movie showing was on 3 July 1981. See more »


Referenced in Psychos in Love (1987) See more »

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A fun old timed film about the timber cutters in Alaska
24 February 2009 | by FriedBreadCafeSee all my reviews

Considering that this movie was made in 1975, and considering the time, this was a fun movie. There are lots of popular stars of the time in this picture, and plenty of drinking fist fights, and action.

People need to remember that times were different back then, it was more old fashioned. How easy it is to sound smooth and sarcastic and mocking of such a film, but these people weren't there and I was. I was born in Alaska, and the old days were fun, adventurous, and exciting.

No current movie could capture the spirit of old timed Alaska like this one. And it never will. So people, take this movie for what it's worth--a low budget comedy action movie made in Alaska when life was rough and tumble, and people really lived like this! I ought to know, I was born here in Alaska 57 years ago.

Watch this movie and enjoy it for a fun, slapstick peek into the past, when Alaska was wild, adventurous, and fun!

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