T. it.: Giustizia dei ghiacci. Sog.: dal romanzo omonimo di Einar Mikkelsen. Scen.: Sonya Levien. Dial.: Owen Davis. F.: Harold Rosson. M.: Harold Schuster. Mus.: Arthur Kay. Su.: Edmund H. Hansen. Int.: Lenore Ulric (Talu), Robert Frazer (Lanak), Louis Wolheim (Duke), Ullrich Haupt (capitano Jones), Laska Winter (Douglamana), El Brendel (Swede), Tom Patricola (ballerino), Alice Lake (Little Casino), Gertrude Astor (Moosehide Kate). Prod.: Fox Film Corporation. Pri. pro.: 13 ottobre 1929. 35mm. L.: 205 m (incompleto). D.: 7′ a 24 f/s. Bn.
Only one reel survives – and that without sound – from Dwan’s first feature-length all-talkie, but it is more than enough to demonstrate that Dwan had already risen to meet the challenges and opportunities of the new technology. Dwan establishes the location of the story (the Gold Rush town of Nome, Alaska) with an extended dolly shot that moves down the main drag, the camera pausing in front of various saloons, storefronts and alleyways just long enough capture a sense of the activity inside – a spectacular effect no doubt enhanced by swatches of dialogue and music on the now missing soundtrack.