Girl from God's Country (1940)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this drama, a devoted, caring physician leaves his home and moves to Alaska to escape arrest after he performs euthanasia upon his terminally ill father. In the ever-snowy reaches of northernmost Alaska, the doctor begins administering to the poverty-stricken Inuit. While he has willingly exiled himself there and cares about the people, his new nurse is another story. She hates the outpost and holds the people there in contempt. She does not try to understand their lifestyle and therefore, considers them disgusting. Unbeknownst to the good doctor, he is being hunted by a detective determined to return him to the lower 48 to stand trial for the mercy killing of his father. Unfortunately, the gumshoe is caught in a blizzard and is blinded by the snow. The doctor saves his life. The grateful detective, seeing the doctor's good work, decides that he never saw him and returns home empty handed. Meanwhile, the nurse gets a grip on her ethnocentrism and decides to stay to be with the doctor.

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law, assisted-suicide, blizzard, bum, chase, detective, doctor/nurse, drugs, Eskimo, exile, father, freeze, hidden, Inuit, killing, lawyer, lifestyle, medical, mercy, native, on-the-run, outpost, poverty, prejudice, snow, terminal-illness, tracking [following]