Klondike (film)

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Thelma Todd and Lyle Talbot in Klondike.jpg
Thelma Todd and Lyle Talbot in Klondike
Directed by Phil Rosen
Produced by William T. Lackey
Written by Tristram Tupper (story, adaptation, dialogue)
Cinematography James S. Brown Jr.
Archie Stout
Edited by Carl Pierson
Distributed by Monogram Pictures
Release date
  • August 30, 1932 (1932-08-30)
Running time
68 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Klondike is a 1932 American Pre-Code film directed by Phil Rosen. The film is also known as The Doctor's Sacrifice in the United Kingdom. It was silent film star Priscilla Dean's final film.

Plot summary[edit]

A doctor, Lyle Talbot as Dr. Robert Cromwell, is charged with murder, when a patient dies, after an experimental operation to remove a brain tumor.

His pilot friend, Frank Hawks as Donald Evans, convinces him to start a new life; and, they plot their course, across the Bering Strait. The weather blows them off course; and, they end up in Alaska.

There the doctor is faced with a new dilemma. Mark, Henry B. Walthall as Mark Armstrong, the Father of Jim, Jason Robards Sr. as Jim Armstrong, a man crippled by a similar brain tumor, begs the doctor to attempt the operation. When the doctor refuses, he accuses him of wanting his son to die, because he’s in love with Jim's fiancée, Thelma Todd as Klondike.

"Doc" acquiesces, at Klondike's insistence. Although, having none of the facilities of a hospital. He believes that the operation is less likely to succeed, the longer it is delayed.

The operation seems to be a partial success. But, now, Jim will do anything to keep "Doc" from taking Klondike back to the States with him, even using his genius, with electricity, to electrocute him.[1]



The film was remade as Klondike Fury (1942).[2]



  1. ^ "The Doctor's Sacrifice (1932) : Plot Summary". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  2. ^ "Klondike Fury (1942)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2015-11-05. 

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