Tundra (1936)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Animal Picture, Medical Drama  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Burroughs-Tarzan corporation, the folks who brought you the 1934 Guatemala-based serial The New Adventures of Tarzan, set their sights northward in Tundra. Del Cambre plays an airborne doctor who crashes in the frozen wastes while transporting medicine. His life is saved by a pair of mischievous bear cubs, whom he "adopts." After six reels of scenery, the filmmakers return to the plot, with Cambre tackling an epidemic in a remote Alaskan village. On the whole, the "acting" from the Eskimo bit players has more conviction than the performances of such smoked hams as Wally Howe, Earl Dwyre and Jack Santos.

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bear, barnstorming, aerial, air-disaster, crash, disaster, doctor/nurse, epidemic, flight, stranded, survivor, tundra, vaccine, village, wilderness, accident, flying