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.
|Directed by||Allan Dwan|
|Produced by||Allan Dwan|
|Written by||Elizabeth Meehan |
|Music by||Robert Ambruster |
|Edited by||Harry Keller|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
|June 25, 1947|
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.
- Nelson Eddy as Captain Jim Laurence
- Ilona Massey as Natalia Alanova
- Joseph Schildkraut as Count Igor Savin
- Elsa Lanchester as Princess 'Tanya' Tatiana
- Hugo Haas as Prince Nickolai Balinin
- Lenore Ulric as Baroness Kruposny
- Peter Whitney as Volkoff Overseer
- Tamara Shayne as Olga Natalia's Maid
- Ernő Verebes as Kyril Balinin's Aide
- Rick Vallin as Dovkin
- Lulay p.157
- Everett, William A. Rudolf Friml. University of Illinois Press, 2008.
- Lulay, Gail. Nelson Eddy: America's Favorite Baritone. iUniverse, 2000.