Back to God's Country (1953 film)

Back to God's Country is a 1953 American Technicolor adventure film directed by Joseph Pevney starring Rock Hudson, Marcia Henderson and Steve Cochran.

Back to God's Country
Directed byJoseph Pevney
Produced byHoward Christie
Written byTom Reed
Story byJames Oliver Curwood
StarringRock Hudson
Marcia Henderson
Steve Cochran
Music byFrank Skinner
CinematographyMaury Gertsman
Edited byMilton Carruth
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • November 1953 (1953-11) (United States)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States


In the late 1800s in the remote western regions of North America, sinister businessman Paul Blake and his helper Frank Hudson kill an Eskimo, steal his map and viciously beat his sled dog.

Schooner captain Peter Keith and wife Dolores arrive with a cargo of furs. Blake and Hudson conspire to keep Keith's boat in dock until conditions are too icy to sail. Blake wants the captain's goods and his wife as well.

After persuading two of Keith's crew to abandon ship, Blake kills the boat's cook. He also attacks Dolores, which leads to a fight with Keith. Hudson is secretly plotting to forge a will that will result in his inheriting all of his partner's money, but nevertheless he comes to Blake's rescue in the fight, seriously injuring Keith.

Traveling by sled to a fort where he can receive desperately needed medical attention, Keith and his wife must overcome an attack by wolves, an avalanche and a guide who only pretends to be their friend. Blake finds the fake will and kills Hudson, then sets out after Keith, only to fatally encounter the Eskimo's loyal dog.


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