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The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for White Fury, the film's working title, was 12 Nov ... More Less

The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for White Fury, the film's working title, was 12 Nov 1928. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Chicago Tribune
16 Apr 1929
p. 37.
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
8 Dec 1928
p. 50.
Film Daily
24 Mar 1929.
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MPNBG
15 Mar 1929
p. 102.
Variety
27 Mar 1929
p. 24.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
White Fury
Release Date:
10 February 1929
Production Date:
began 12 November 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 February 1929
Copyright Number:
LP91
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,050 ft.
Duration(in mins):
70
Length(in feet):
6,072
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In the last ship of the season to leave Nome, Alaska, wealthy Joseph Horn, his daughter Ethelyn, and members of their party become stranded in the ice. Seeing their plight, passing fur traders agree to take them to safety if Horn pays them $2,000. Horn agrees, but he and the five other members of the party are left stranded in a deserted trading post. The individual personalities of the group begin to change under the adverse circumstances they face. Soon, the bullying Horn shows himself to be a coward, while the pampered Ethelyn becomes slovenly, and the saintly Sister Burton loses her faith. Sometime later, Horn's effete secretary, Peter Van Dykeman, is shot by an Eskimo. One of the traders offers protection to the rest, but his price is the companionship of Pearl, a vaudeville performer who also is a member of the group. Pearl eventually shows her true worth by grabbing the trader’s gun, then forcing him to give food and medicine to the others. Finally, after Peter recovers, he gains the courage to take Pearl and board a sled to away and find ... +


In the last ship of the season to leave Nome, Alaska, wealthy Joseph Horn, his daughter Ethelyn, and members of their party become stranded in the ice. Seeing their plight, passing fur traders agree to take them to safety if Horn pays them $2,000. Horn agrees, but he and the five other members of the party are left stranded in a deserted trading post. The individual personalities of the group begin to change under the adverse circumstances they face. Soon, the bullying Horn shows himself to be a coward, while the pampered Ethelyn becomes slovenly, and the saintly Sister Burton loses her faith. Sometime later, Horn's effete secretary, Peter Van Dykeman, is shot by an Eskimo. One of the traders offers protection to the rest, but his price is the companionship of Pearl, a vaudeville performer who also is a member of the group. Pearl eventually shows her true worth by grabbing the trader’s gun, then forcing him to give food and medicine to the others. Finally, after Peter recovers, he gains the courage to take Pearl and board a sled to away and find help. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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