Northwest Passage
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Kenneth Roberts' fact-based novel Northwest Passage would seem too raw and explicit a book to be considered for an MGM film adaptation-much less one in Technicolor. Amazingly, MGM retained many of the grim episodes from the Roberts' novel, though - thanks to the Hays Code - most are discussed rather than shown. The film is set in 1759, when the headstrong and gifted young artist Langdon Towne (Robert Young) is expelled from Harvard much to the chagrin of his parents and his fiancee, Elizabeth Browne (Ruth Hussey). Towne and his tough-as-nails sidekick, Hunk Marriner (Walter Brennan)… More

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"A rousing adventure story of epic proportions."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Surprisingly gritty, realistic MGM version of early pioneers led by Spencer Tracy's Rogers."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
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