Northwest Passage

TitleNorthwest Passage
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1940
AuthorsVidor, King
Running Time126 minutes
Date Released02/1940
DistributorMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish

A young artist and his friend accidently join Roger's Ranger during the Seven Years War. Led by Robert Rogers, they travel through the Quebec wilderness with the mission to destroy the French-allied Abenaki tribe. The film shows the Rangers engaging in overt racism, casual cannibalism, and gleeful violence.


Spencer Tracy

Robert Young

Walter Brennan

Ruth Hussey

Nat Pendleton

Louis Hector

Robert Barrat

Lumsden Hare

Donald MacBride


Produced by Hunt Stromberg

Directed by King Vidor

Written by Laurence Stallings and Talbot Jennings

Cinematography by William V. Skall and Sidney Wagner

Edited by Conrad A. Nervig

Music by Herbert Stothart


Drama, Action-Adventure

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The film's title is misleading. 

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