Frozen Justice (1929)

73 mins | Melodrama | 13 October 1929

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writer:

Cinematographer:

Harold Rosson

Editor:

Harold Schuster

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
27 Oct 1929.
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New York Times
26 Oct 1929
p. 15.
Variety
30 Oct 1929
p. 25.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Staged by
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Norden for lov og ret
en Alaska-Historie by Ejnar Mikkelsen (Copenhagen, 1920).
SONGS
"A Bird in a Gilded Cage," music by Harry von Tilzer, lyrics by Arthur J. Lamb
"Goodbye, Dolly Gray," by Will D. Cobb and Paul Barnes
"The Picture That Is Turned Toward the Wall," by Charles Graham
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SONGS
"A Bird in a Gilded Cage," music by Harry von Tilzer, lyrics by Arthur J. Lamb
"Goodbye, Dolly Gray," by Will D. Cobb and Paul Barnes
"The Picture That Is Turned Toward the Wall," by Charles Graham
"The Right Kind of Man," music by Abel Baes, lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert.
+
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 October 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 September 1929
Copyright Number:
LP655
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,129 ft.
Duration(in mins):
73
Length(in feet):
7,170
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Talu, a half-caste born of an American father and an Eskimo mother, is torn between life with her Eskimo chief husband, Lanak, and the excitement that she imagines exists in Nome, the nearest town. Captain Jones, a ruthless trader whose ship crashes into the ice near the Eskimo settlement, takes Talu to Nome in spite of his first mate's objections: Duke fears retaliation from Lanak. In Nome, Jones mistreats Talu, who sings in a saloon and wishes she were back in the settlement. Duke, having fallen in love with Talu, attempts to help her return to her husband, but Jones shoots him, forces Talu into a sled, and makes a break for it with Lanak in hot pursuit. They encounter a chasm and are thrown into a deep canyon. Jones is killed immediately; Talu, fatally injured, dies in her husband's ... +


Talu, a half-caste born of an American father and an Eskimo mother, is torn between life with her Eskimo chief husband, Lanak, and the excitement that she imagines exists in Nome, the nearest town. Captain Jones, a ruthless trader whose ship crashes into the ice near the Eskimo settlement, takes Talu to Nome in spite of his first mate's objections: Duke fears retaliation from Lanak. In Nome, Jones mistreats Talu, who sings in a saloon and wishes she were back in the settlement. Duke, having fallen in love with Talu, attempts to help her return to her husband, but Jones shoots him, forces Talu into a sled, and makes a break for it with Lanak in hot pursuit. They encounter a chasm and are thrown into a deep canyon. Jones is killed immediately; Talu, fatally injured, dies in her husband's arms. +

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