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Alaska's the final frontier in the early 1900s as fisherman Jim Kimmerlee (Fonda) tries to earn an honest buck. But former friend Tyler Dawson (Raft) has joined a group of Russian pirates who plunder the nets of others and the two men are forced into a deadly confrontation. Solid cast, weak script, and a special Oscar for photographic and sound effects (a glacier's involved). Based on the novel by Barrett Willoughby; remade in 1954 as "Alaska Seas."

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Available on Running time 110 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adventure Drama, Go Fish, Buddies, Cold Spots, Alaska
Jules Furthman, Talbot Jennings
Henry Fonda, George Raft, Dorothy Lamour, John Barrymore, Akim Tamiroff, Louise Platt, Fuzzy Knight, Duncan Renaldo
Charles B(ryant) Lang
Henry Hathaway
Dimitri Tiomkin
Albert Lewin, Paramount Pictures

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Spawn of the North
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Henry Hathaway directed the film Spawn of the North starring George Raft (as Tyler Dawson), Dorothy Lamour (as Nicky Duval) and Henry Fonda (as Jim Kimmerlee). This romantic/action film came out in 1938 and has a total running time of 110 minutes. Spawn of the North had one win and is featured in black and white. Tyler Dawson and Jim Kimmerlee are best friends who are fishermen. Confrontation occurs when pal Tyler starts hanging with Russian pirates.