La Loi du Nord

La Loi du nord ([la lwa dy nɔʁ], "The Law of the North"; also called La Piste du Nord, "The Northern Trail") is a 1939 French adventure drama film directed by Jacques Feyder who co-wrote screenplay with Alexandre Arnoux and Charles Spaak, based on novel "Telle qu'elle était de son vivant" by Maurice Constantin-Weyer. The films stars Michèle Morgan, Pierre Richard-Willm and Charles Vanel. It tells the story of an escaped prisoner, his woman secretary and two guardsmen in the Far North. It was entered for the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film at the 1939 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

La Loi du nord
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJacques Feyder
Produced byRoland Tual
Written byJacques Feyder
Alexandre Arnoux
Charles Spaak
Maurice Constantin-Weyer (novel)
StarringMichèle Morgan
Pierre Richard-Willm
Charles Vanel
Music byLouis Beydts
CinematographyJean Charpentier
Paul Fabian
Roger Hubert
Edited byRoger Spiri-Mercaton
Distributed byDisCina
Release date
Running time
95 minutes


Robert Shaw manslaughters his wife's lover and runs away with his secretary Jacqueline. Helped by a French trapper who takes them for film-makers, they hide in Northern Canada. But the corporal Dalrymple discovers their identity and hunts them, until Jacqueline dies exhausted by such a hard expedition.



  1. "Loi du nord (La)". Retrieved 2014-01-25.

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