This one combines the elements of Nazi spies with the lusty and vigorous adventures of a Canadian North-west mountie. Yarn pits Errol Flynn as a heroic mountie against Nazi flyer Helmut Dantine, who's been dropped in the Hudson Bay region by a sub for a war mission in Canada. But Dantine is captured in the wild snow country by Flynn and John Ridgely, with Flynn devising plan to gain confidence of the flyer to smash spy ring.

This one combines the elements of Nazi spies with the lusty and vigorous adventures of a Canadian North-west mountie. Yarn pits Errol Flynn as a heroic mountie against Nazi flyer Helmut Dantine, who’s been dropped in the Hudson Bay region by a sub for a war mission in Canada. But Dantine is captured in the wild snow country by Flynn and John Ridgely, with Flynn devising plan to gain confidence of the flyer to smash spy ring.

Snow-blanketed north is a fresh background for staging a Nazi spy chase; and full advantage is taken to blend the scenery with the dramatics. Particularly effective is the process photography with several spectacular shots. At opening is the surfacing of the sub in the ice-covered waters; later a snow avalanche.

Both script [from a story by Leslie T. White], and direction by Raoul Walsh, are in keeping with the best traditions of outdoor melodramatics.

Northern Pursuit

Production

Warner. Director Raoul Walsh; Producer Jack Chertok; Screenplay Frank Gruber, Alvah Bessie; Camera Sid Hickox; Editor Frank Killifer; Music Adolph Deutsch

Crew

(B&W) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1943. Running time: 93 MIN.

With

Errol Flynn Julie Bishop Helmut Dantine John Ridgely Gene Lockhart Tom Tully

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