Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.
This is quite a fun pioneering romp through the pages of the early history of the British in Canada. Centred around the exploits of Pierre Radisson (Paul Muni), his larger than life sidekick "Gooseberry" (Laird Cregar) and the somewhat discredited Lord Crewe (John Sutton), the story depicts their efforts to export hundreds of thousands of extremely valuable pelts to Europe, Muni is on great form as the intrepid entrepreneur who manages to fall in and out with just about everyone from the locals, the French and finally King Charles II (Vincent Price) in London - who grants them a charter to form... read the rest.