Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage

DVD - 2011
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An American historical drama about a group of settlers known as Rogers' Rangers--led by Major Rogers (Spencer Tracy)--and the hardships of survival and battles with hostile Indians, they encounter in trying to settle the upper New York state area for their families in the late 1750s and early 1760s.

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steve1961 May 18, 2015

A long but reasonably engaging adventure drama from 1940 which features a fine performance from Spencer Tracy. Viewers should be warned though: as is often the case with movies shot in Technicolor, this Warners Archive disc does NOT look good.

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garycornell
Sep 22, 2014

Director King Vidor tried very hard to give us as real a picture of the Rogers Rangers in Upstate New York. Unfortunately, there are so many brutal scenes in the movie, I cannot recommend the movie. It is definitely not for children and many adults would be upset with some of the scenes. The director wanted to stick with the realities of the Roger Rangers, but I feel they could have been handled differently. This is a corrected review from a September 22, 2014, which was much more positive. On reflection, I must be honest with myself and say I made a mistake in rating it highly. Please forgive my sensitivity to the issues of how the Indians are portrayed in the film. I will always try my best to watch for issues that might offend anyone person or group.

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