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Format: DVD
Sku: 202439456
UPC: 024543242147
UPC 14: 00024543242147
Category Keywords: Railroads  Suspense  Thriller
Rating: Game Rating Code
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"If you can ride Shack's train and live, you will be ""Emperor of the North""."
In this gritty and violent period drama set in the depths of the Great Depression, Lee Marvin stars as A #1, the acknowledged King of the Hoboes. A #1 is famous among his fellow tramps for his ability to catch a ride on any train, no matter how risky the hop or dangerous the guards. He acts as a sort of mentor for Cigaret (Keith Carradine), a young hobo who brags that some day he'll surpass A #1 in his accomplishments. But neither has had the courage to ride a train guarded by Shack (Ernest Borgnine), an unusually sadistic railroad cop who will brutally beat or even murder any man who tries to catch a ride on his train. A #1 is determined that no one, not even Cigaret, is going to deny him his title, so taking his life in his hands, he and Cigaret hop a ride on Shack's train, and they are soon bearing the full brunt of his violent nature. Emperor of the North features superb location photography by Joseph F. Biroc and a fine supporting cast, including Charles Tyner, Simon Oakland, Elisha Cook, Jr., and Sid Haig. Mark Deming, All Movie GuideSystem Requirements:Running Time: 118 MinFormat: DVD MOVIE

"Emperor of the North begins with a straightforward premise that seems ideal for an action movie  Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Editor's Note
Drawing inspiration from Jack London's adventures traveling with hobos aboard trains throughout the U.S., this gritty Depression-era drama features outstanding performances from Lee Marvin, Keith Carradine, and Ernest Borgnine. Shack (Borgnine) is a cruel railroad agent who makes it his personal mission to rid the world of hobos out for a free ride. Legendary tough-guy hobo A-1 (Marvin) vows to ride Shack's train to its destination and survive, which would earn him the title of "Emperor of the North Pole." A humorous game of cat-and-mouse ensues, complicated by the pesky presence of the dimwitted Cigaret (Carradine), who is determined to prove himself but instead just gets in the way.


Video Features DVD, Sensormatic

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/2/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 120 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1973
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2234214
Video UPC UPC: 00024543242147
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.55:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Charles Tyner
Video Cast Info Ernest Borgnine
Video Cast Info Keith Carradine
Video Cast Info Lee Marvin
Video Cast Info Christopher Knopf - Writer
Video Cast Info Frank DeVol - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Joseph Biroc - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Kenneth Hyman - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Michael Luciano - Editor
Video Cast Info Robert Aldrich - Director
Video Cast Info Stanley Hough - Producer

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Marvin,Lee
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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