Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage (1940)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War  |   Release Date - Feb 23, 1940  |   Run Time - 126 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - TV-G
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Northwest Passage is a 1940 Technicolor film, starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey, and others. The picture is based on a novel by Kenneth Roberts titled Northwest Passage (1937).

It is set in the mid 18th century during the French and Indian War (as the Seven Years' War in North America is usually known in the US). It is a partly fictionalised account of the St. Francis Raid, an attack by Rogers' Rangers on Saint Francis (the current Odanak, Quebec), a settlement of the Abenakis, an American Indian tribe. The purpose of the raid is to avenge the many attacks on British settlers and deter further attacks.

The title is something of a misnomer, since this film is a truncated version of the original story, and only at the end do we find that Rogers and his men are about to go on a search for the Northwest Passage.

Movie Info

Budget

$2,677,762

Tags

Attack, Cannibal, Cannibalism, Fort, French And Indian War, Massacre, Ranger, Rogers, Scalping

Attributes

Based On: based on novels
Narrative Location: New York

Alternate Titles

'Northwest Passage' (Book I -- Rogers' Rangers)
, AU, CA, IE, NZ
A Passagem do Noroeste
PT
Bandeirantes do Norte
BR
Cesta na severozápad
CS
De grote doorvaart
BE
Die Nordwest Passage
DE
Epikindyni diavasis
GR
Északnyugati átjáró
HU
Hacia otros mundos
AR, CL, CO, MX, PA, PE, VE
Le grand passage
BE, FR
Luoteisväylä
FI
Noordwestelijke doortocht
NL
Nord-West Passage
AT, DE
Nordvästpassagen
SE
Nordvest-passagen
DK
Nordwest-Passage
DE
Nordwestfährte
AT
Northwest Passage
, GB, US
Pasaje al noroeste
ES
Pasajul de Nord-vest
RO
Paso al Noroeste
ES
Passaggio a Nord-Ovest
IT
Północno-zachodnie przejście
PL
Ruta de nord-vest
RO
Severo-zapadnyy prokhod
RU, US
Taxeidi horis gyrismo
GR
Северо-западный проход
RU, US
北西への道
JP