Tundra (1936 film)

Tundra is a 1936 drama film directed by Norman Dawn and featuring Merrill McCormick, Frank Baker and Earl Dwire.[1] Originally the film was backed by Universal Pictures, but it was dropped when Carl Laemmle lost control of the studio. Production and distribution was then taken over by the independent Burroughs-Tarzan Pictures.[2] Seven months of location shooting took place in Alaska. The film's sets were designed by the art director Charles Clague. Footage from the film was later re-used for the 1949 RKO release Arctic Fury.[3]

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Directed byNorman Dawn
Written byCharles F. Royal
Norton S. Parker
Norman Dawn
Produced byBennett Cohen
Norman Dawn
Ashton Dearholt
George W. Stout
StarringMerrill McCormick
Frank Baker
Earl Dwire
CinematographyEdward A. Kull
Jacob Kull
Norman Dawn
Edited byThomas Neff
Walter Thompson
Music byArthur Kay
Hugo Riesenfeld
Burroughs-Tarzan Pictures
Distributed byBurroughs-Tarzan Pictures
Release date
August 25, 1936
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States



  1. ^ Bouse p.125
  2. ^ Gevinson
  3. ^ Gevinson p.51


  • Bouse, Derek. Wildlife Films. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
  • Gevinson, Alan . Within Our Gates: Ethnicity in American Feature Films, 1911-1960. University of California Press, 1997.

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