Hudson's Bay

Overview

This sweeping drama chronicles the foundation a Canadian institution: the Hudson's Bay Trading Company. Set in the 17th century when the fur trade was at its peak the story centers on Radisson, a far-sighted entrepreneurial fur trapper, and his sidekick who dream of establishing a major trading post on the title bay. Opportunity arises when they encounter an exiled British aristocrat and begin teaching him frontier ways. He in turn has them travel to England with him. There the determined Radisson, must first ...
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Overview

This sweeping drama chronicles the foundation a Canadian institution: the Hudson's Bay Trading Company. Set in the 17th century when the fur trade was at its peak the story centers on Radisson, a far-sighted entrepreneurial fur trapper, and his sidekick who dream of establishing a major trading post on the title bay. Opportunity arises when they encounter an exiled British aristocrat and begin teaching him frontier ways. He in turn has them travel to England with him. There the determined Radisson, must first convince King Charles that the proposed post would be a lucrative venture. The king eventually agrees to fund the first post and Radisson, his partner and the aristocrat return to the Canadian frontier. The company gets off to a good start until the aristocrat's brother-in-law gets drunk and kills a native thereby nearly starting a war that Radisson averts by having the drunken killer killed. The nobleman is outraged and as soon as the three return to England to give a report to the King, he has the two trappers placed in prison. Fortunately, Radisson is able to appeal to the King's greed by telling him that the heretofore successful trading post will collapse without the two of them and they return to Canada to found a business empire that is still going strong today.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/2012
  • UPC: 024543810544
  • Original Release: 1940
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  • Source: Fox Mod
  • Presentation: B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 23,575

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Muni Pierre Esprit Radisson
Gene Tierney Barbara Hall
Laird Cregar Gooseberry
John Sutton Lord Edward Crewe
Virginia Field Nell Gwynn
Vincent Price King Charles
Nigel Bruce Prince Rupert
Montagu Love Governor D'Argenson
Florence Bates Duchess
Eugene Borden
Robert Cory Orderly
Denis D'Auburn
Dorothy Dearing Girl
Constant Franke Sentry
Jo Gilbert Germaine
Robert Greig Sir Robert
Lumsden Hare
Keith Hitchcock Footman
Lilyan Irene Maid
Morton Lowry Gerald Hall
Lionel Pape
John Rogers Sailor
Reginald Sheffield Clerk
Chief Thundercloud Orimha
Chief John Big Tree Chief
Jean del Val Captain
Eric Wilton Councillor
Ian Wolfe Mayor
Frederic Worlock English Governor
Technical Credits
Irving Pichel Director
Travis Banton Costumes/Costume Designer
George Barnes Cinematographer
Alfred Bruzlin Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Day Art Director
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Wiard Ihnen Art Director
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Kenneth MacGowan Associate Producer
J. Peverell Marley Cinematographer
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Robert L. Simpson Editor
Lamar Trotti Screenwriter
Clifford Wilson Consultant/advisor
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