The Frozen Limits

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The Frozen Limits
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Directed by Marcel Varnel
Written by
Produced by Edward Black
Starring
Cinematography Arthur Crabtree
Edited by R. E. Dearing
Music by
Production
company
Distributed by General Film Distributors
Release date
November 1939
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

The Frozen Limits is a 1939 British comedy western film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Jimmy Nervo, Bud Flanagan, Teddy Knox, Chesney Allen and Charlie Naughton a group of entertainers commonly known as The Crazy Gang. [1] It was written by Val Guest.

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Produced by Gainsborough Pictures it was shot at Islington Studios in London. The film's sets were designed by the art director Alex Vetchinsky.

Plot summary

A group of British pioneers decide to take part in the 1898 Alaska and Yukon goldrush having read about it in the newspaper which wrapped up their fish and chips. Their main problem is that it is now 1939.

Cast

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References

  1. Mayer p.144

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