Frozen Justice is a 1929 American 'all talking' drama film directed by Allan Dwan. The picture starred Lenore Ulric in her first sound film and is based on the 1920 novel, Norden For Lov og Ret, by Ejnar Mikkelsen. A shorter, silent version of the film was also released. The film was set in Nome, Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898 and 1899.
|Directed by||Allan Dwan|
|Written by||Sonya Levien (scenario)|
Owen Davis (additional dialogue)
|Based on||Norden For Lov og Ret|
by Ejnar Mikkelsen
|Music by||Arthur Kay|
Charles G. Clarke (2nd unit)
|Edited by||Harold Schuster|
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
- Lenore Ulric - Talu
- Robert Frazer - Lanak
- Louis Wolheim - Duke
- Ullrich Haupt - Captain Jones
- Laska Winter - Doulgamana
- El Brendel - 'Swede'
- Tom Patricola - 'Dancer'
- Alice Lake - 'Little Casino'
- Gertrude Astor - 'Moosehide' Kate
- Adele Windsor - Boston School ma'am
- Neyneen Farrell - 'Yukon' Lucy
- Warren Hymer - The Bartender
- Lou Morrison - The Proprietor
- Charles Judels - The French Sailor
- Joe Rochay - The Jewish Character
- Meyers Sisters - The Harmony Duo
- George MacFarlane - The Singer
- Landers Stevens - Mate Moore
- James Spencer - The Medicine Man
- Arthur Stone - 'French' Pete
- Jack Ackroyd - 'English' Eddie
- Gertrude Chorre - Talu's Mother
The film received mixed reviews from critics. While critics praised the scenery and atmosphere, most felt the story was weak. The critic for the New York Herald Tribune felt the story was "chiefly deficient" while Variety called the film "moderately good".
The film premiered at the Roxy Theatre in New York City on October 25, 1929. The film's star, Lenore Ulric, and director Allan Dwan made a personal appearance at the premiere. Four days later, the stock market crashed which affected audience turnout as celebratory films about the gold rush were less of a draw.