Emperor of the North (1973)

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Set in America during the Great Depression, Emperor of the North is the story of a violent battle of wills between a sadistic train guard, Shack, (Ernest Borgnine) who has vowed no vagrant will ride his train and survive, and a single-minded drifter, Number 1, (Lee Marvin) who is determined to make a lie of the boast.

Bound together by their mutual loathing, Slack and Number 1 hurtle together across America aboard the steam train, locked in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, as each seeks to secure their position in local legend by destroying the other.

At once a classic action thriller, starring two of the genre's greatest stars, and an allegorical drama entrenched in a specific period of American history, Emperor of the North is a truly unforgettable film from the legendary director Robert Aldrich.
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Lee Marvin
Ernest Borgnine
Keith Carradine
Charles Tyner
Malcolm Atterbury
Simon Oakland
Harry Caesar
Hal Baylor
Matt Clark
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Robert Aldrich
Frank De Vol
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
Drama 1973 115:12 (Case: 75) 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Widescreen 1.85:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (224Kb/s)
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