Northwest Outpost

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Northwest Outpost
Poster - Northwest Outpost 01.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Allan Dwan
Produced by Allan Dwan
Written by Elizabeth Meehan
Richard Sale
Angela Stuart
Laird Doyle
Starring Nelson Eddy
Ilona Massey
Joseph Schildkraut
Elsa Lanchester
Music by Robert Ambruster
Rudolf Friml
Cinematography Reggie Lanning
Edited by Harry Keller
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release dates
June 25, 1947
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Northwest Outpost (also known as End of the Rainbow) is a 1947 American musical film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Nelson Eddy, Ilona Massey and Joseph Schildkraut. The film was Eddy's last, and is an operetta film like his previous starring roles. He was persuaded to make it by Republic Pictures because Rudolf Friml was writing the score. It was well received by critics and had a strong box office performance.[1]


The film is set at the Russian imperial post at Fort Ross in California in the early Nineteenth Century. A visiting American army officer becomes romantically involved with an aristocratic woman whose criminal husband is being held as a prisoner at the Fort.

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  1. ^ Lulay p.157


  • Everett, William A. Rudolf Friml. University of Illinois Press, 2008.
  • Lulay, Gail. Nelson Eddy: America's Favorite Baritone. iUniverse, 2000.

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