Emperor of the North Poster

Release Date: 1973

DVD Release Date: June 6th, 2006

PG|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
A legendary hobo, A No.1 (Lee Marvin) is renowned for his expertise in riding the rails for free, but he meets his match with Shack (Ernest Borgnine), a fierce railroad conductor who mercilessly kicks stowaways off of his train. Joined by brash young hobo Cigaret (Keith Carradine), A No.1 manages to elude Shack but issues a challenge to the heavily armed conductor, announcing that he will ride the train for its entire route, leading to a violent showdown between the two strong-willed men.

Cast: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine, Charles Tyner, Harry Caesar, Malcolm Atterbury, Simon Oakland, Matt Clark

Director: Robert Aldrich

Genres: Adventure

Keywords: Spirited, Pursuit, Rivalry, 1930s, Underdog, Tense, Police officer