Monday, May 29, 2017

1973 - EMPEROR OF THE NORTH or EMPEROR OF THE NORTH POLE


During the Depression of the 1930's hobos ride the railroad and have to contend with conductors trying to keep them off of their trains.  One conductor in particular called Shack is particularly sadistic in dealing with kicking hobos off of this train.  It's up to one hobo in particular called "A-No-1" to face him down.

The photography is great the locations were the same ones used by Buster Keaton in The General. The director is macho man Robert Aldrich so you  be sure the action will be tough and rugged.



The film stars two of Aldrich's favorite actors Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine so you can be sure this film will be dripping with testosterone to put it mildly.  

A very entertaining manly adventure drama.

118 Minutes.

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