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May 28, 2019

Episode 417: Emperor of the North Pole (1973)

Guest Co-Hosts: Cullen Gallagher, Noel Thingvall

Based loosely on the writings of and , Robert Aldrich's Emperor of the North Pole 1973 tells the story of two hobos in the American Northwest during the Great Depression -- A Number One (Lee Marvin) and Cigaret (Keith Carradine). The two have a very uneasy relationship with one another and a completely antagonistic relationship with Shack (Ernest Borgnine), a railwayman who doesn’t want any freeloaders on his train.

Noel Thingvall and Cullen Gallagher join Mike to discuss riding the rails, Robert Aldrich, and much more.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy Whatever Happened to Robert Aldrich?: His Life and His Films by Alain Silver and James Ursini
Buy Lee Marvin: Point Blank by Dwayne Epstein
Buy Ernie: The Autobiography by Ernest Borgnine

"A Man and a Train" - Marty Robbins


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