Northwest Passage war movie
Northwest Passage war movie

Northwest Passage (1940, United States)

Categories: infantry moviesraid movies

Running time: 125 minutes

Language: English

Young Langdon Towne arrives to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and is recruited to join Rogers’ Rangers that are about to make a daring, but dangerous raid behind enemy lines. Major Rogers is planning to attack Indian Abenaki village of Saint Francis and his men realize that they might not be able to get back. Aboard several boats they set up the river to find their target and avoid being detected by French forces.

The movie that would not be possible to made today, mostly because the main characters are about to slaughter most probably unarmed Indians just to make the point that helping France in war against Great Britain is not a good idea. But apart from that the film has everything to be a good war movie - interesting plot, daring raid, the unfriendly enviromnent to overcome and Spencer Tracy as a tough frontiersman leading group of 18th century commandos.

Our rating


Film value

7 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

4 / 5

Historical accuracy

4 / 5

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Creators of Northwest Passage

King Vidor movies

King Vidor


Laurence Stallings movies

Talbot Jennings movies

Talbot Jennings


Cast of Northwest Passage

Spencer Tracy movies spencer-tracy

Spencer Tracy

as Major Robert Rogers

Robert Young movies robert-young

Robert Young

as Langdon Towne

Walter Brennan movies walter-brennan

Walter Brennan

as Hunk Marriner

Nat Pendleton movies nat-pendleton

Nat Pendleton

as Cap Huff

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Events depicted in Northwest Passage

Seven Years War (1754-1763) Saint Francis Raid (4 Oct 1759)

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