I watched this on Turner Classic Movies last night. I've seen it before, but this time I really paid attention. Amazing photography. Think about it: It's 1940, you need big generators to power the lights and cameras and you're in the middle of the Pacific Northwest, filming on a river using a GIANT three-strip Technicolor camera with tons of extras who need to be fed, etc. It boggles the mind. At any rate, for those of you who have seen the movie, here is my question: Is this the most violent, realistic MGM movie ever filmed in the Golden Age? Louis B. Mayer must have been sleeping when this one was ok'd for production. I know he hated stuff like this. Guys running around with severed Indian heads in their satchels, etc. I was shocked at the violence in this film. Totally unlike any MGM film I've ever seen. I enjoyed the movie, but was blown away by this unusual MGM film. Only Todd Browning's "Freaks" was any odder in the MGM canon.