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Northwest Outpost (1947)





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Backed by the "American GI Chorus", Nelson Eddy made his final screen appearance in the unusually elaborate Republic musical Northwest Outpost. The story is set in the 1830s, when a good portion of California was owned by Russia. US cavalry officer James Laurence (Nelson Eddy) arrives at one of the Russian colonies to pave the way for the eventual American takeover of the territory. He faces resistance in the form of Prince Nikolai Balinin (Hugo Haas), who has no intention of weakening his despotic hold over the local peasants. The plot thickens when Laurence falls in love with Natalie Alanova (Ilona Massey), the wife of disgraced nobleman Count Igor Savin (Joseph Schildkraut). The script draws several unsubtle parallels between Russian California of 1830 and Communist Russia of 1947, but this can be chalked up to the political tenor of the times. Rudolf Friml's soaring musical score evokes fond memories of Friml's earlier Rose Marie, which of course also starred Nelson Eddy.


Nelson Eddy
as Captain Jim Laurence
Ilona Massey
as Natalia Alanova
Joseph Schildkraut
as Count Igor Savin
Elsa Lanchester
as Princess 'Tanya' Tatiana
Hugo Haas
as Prince Nickolai Balinin
Lenore Ulric
as Baroness Kruposny
Peter Whitney
as Volkoff Overseer
Tamara Shayne
as Olga Natalia's Maid
Ernö Verebes
as Kyril Balinin's Aide
George Sorel
as Baron Kruposny
Henry Brandon
as Chinese Junk Captain
Michael Visaroff
as Capt. Tikhonoff
Nina Hansen
as Princess Tatiana's Maid
Michael Mark
as Small Convict
Richard Alexander
as Large Convict
George Paris
as Ship's Officer
Ray Teal
as Wounded Trapper
Inna Gest
as Woman
Molio Sheron
as Naval Officer
Henry Kulky
as Peasant
Nicco Romoff
as Peasant
John Peters
as Officer
Jay Silverheels
as Indian Scout
Peter Gurs
as Trumpeter
Marvin Press
as Young Man
Abe Dinovitch
as Rough Man
Max Willenz
as Peasant
Dina Smirnova
as Noble Lady
Antonina Barnett
as Noble Lady
Lola De Tolly
as Noble Lady
Myra Sokolskaya
as Noble Lady
George Blagoi
as Noble Gentleman
Sam Savitsky
as Noble Gentleman
Igor Dolgoruki
as Noble Gentleman
Nestor Eristoff
as Noble Gentleman
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All Critics (1)

This was the last time on the 'big screen' for the popular Nelson Eddy, in this forgettable fluff western operetta.

June 3, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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