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The Great Alaskan Mystery (1944)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 25 April 1944 (USA)
An adventurer goes after Nazi spies who have a new death ray called the Paratron.


Maurice Tombragel (screenplay), George H. Plympton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Milburn Stone ... Jim Hudson
Marjorie Weaver ... Ruth Miller
Edgar Kennedy ... Bosun Higgins
Samuel S. Hinds ... Herman Brock [Chs. 3-13]
Martin Kosleck ... Dr. Hauss
Ralph Morgan ... Dr. Miller
Joseph Crehan ... Bill Hudson [Chs. 3-13]
Fuzzy Knight ... 'Grit' Hartman [Chs. 4-13]
Harry Cording ... Captain Greeder [Chs. 1-3]
Anthony Warde ... Brandon [Chs. 3-13]
Jack Rube Clifford Jack Rube Clifford ... Agent Dunn, Posing as Trapper [Ch. 1] (as Jack Clifford)
William Ruhl William Ruhl ... Agent Grey, Posing as Trapper [Chs. 1-2]
Perc Launders Perc Launders ... Haegle, Fake Marshal [Ch.4]
Edward Gargan ... Kurtz [Chs. 4-13]
Jay Novello ... Eskimo Chief [Ch. 2-4]


An adventurer goes after Nazi spies who have a new death ray called the Paratron.

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Release Date:

25 April 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Northern Mystery See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stock footage of Eskimos, icebergs, and dogsled scenes were borrowed from the film "S.O.S. Eisberg" a 1933 German-US coproduction starring Leni Riefenstahl. Universal used the same scenes of Eskimos gazing skyward and launching their kayaks in "The Deadly Mantis (1957). See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening title is composed of snowflakes. See more »


Edited from Sky Raiders (1941) See more »

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Okay serial, more plot and characters than usual.
1 December 1999 | by Steve-171See all my reviews

Okay Universal serial is interesting for casting, such as "slow burn" 2nd banana Edgar Kennedy as the sidekick, Milburn Stone (Doc on Gunsmoke) as the action lead, and dependable Nazi Martin Kosleck as one of the baddies. Anthony Warde is his usual menacing self, and Marjorie Weaver is lovely, as is the uncredited blonde secretary. An abundance of stock footage and cheezy special effects, but hey---you've gotta suspend your disbelief for most serials anyway. Just the thing for a long winter evening.

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