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Emperor of the North

Theatrical Release Date:  TBC
Home Ent. Release Date:  02 Sep 2007


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, Shack 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 legendary director Robert Aldrich.

Directed By:

  • Robert Aldrich


  • Ernest Borgnine
  • Lee Marvin

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