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Spawn of the North (1938) was a Action - Romance Film directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Albert Lewin.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Special AwardFor outstanding achievement in creating Special Photographic and Sound Effects in the Paramount production, Spawn of the North. Special Effects by Gordon Jennings, assisted by Jan Domela, Dev Jennings, Irmin Roberts and Art Smith. Transparencies by Farciot Edouart, assisted by Loyal Griggs. Sound Effects by Loren Ryder, assisted by Harry Mills, Louis H. Mesenkop and Walter Oberst.Won
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Spawn of the North (1938)

By Beatrice on Dec 18, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Spawn of the North Directed by Henry Hathaway Written by Jules Furthman and Talbot Jennings; story by Barrett Willoughby 1938/USA Paramount Pictures First viewing; Universal Vault Series DVD This is an OK adventure film with some nice Alaskan backgrounds. Jim (Henry Fonda) and Tyler (George Raft) ha... Read full article


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Tyler Dawson: I used to help her with her arithmetic.
Nicky Duval: Well, school's out teacher!


Tyler Dawson: Hear that? He took a shot at me and all he can say is, 'Hello, Tyler.'


Red Skain: I often wonder just how good a friend you are to Jim.
Tyler Dawson: I hope you never have to find out.


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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onSeptember 12, 1938 with Dorothy Lamour and George Raft reprising their film roles.
This movie was loosely based on Heino Timmerman's fishing experiences in Alaska. He was a good friend of director Henry Hathaway and worked with him on several of his movies - mainly when out boating.
Carole Lombard was originally signed to do this film in 1936, but by the time production started two years later she had taken ill and Dorothy Lamour was assigned to star.
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