Aka: Death Hunt
Canada 1931: The unsociable trapper Johnson lives for himself in the ice-cold mountains near the Yukon river. During a visit in the town he witnesses a dog-fight. He interrupts the game and buys one of the dogs - almost dead already - for $200 against the owner's will. When the owner Hasel complains to Mountie Sergeant Millen, he refuses to take action. But then the loathing breeder and his friends accuse Johnson of murder. So Millen, although sympathetic, has to try to take him under arrest - but Johnson defends his freedom in every way possible.
Een man komt een stadje en koopt een hond die op sterven ligt na een hondengevecht. De man van wie de hond eigenlijk is heeft spijt 200 dollar gevraagd te hebben en noemt het stelen. Het hele dorp wil de man opjagen in zijn hutje in de bergen.
Isolated Yukon trapper Albert Johnson (Charles Bronson) stumbles upon a dog fight and saves the losing canine from death, but animal-owner Hazel (Ed Lauter) and his friends attack Albert for breaking up the scuffle. One of Hazel's pals is killed in the brawl with Albert, and a group of Canadian Mounties, led by Sgt. Edgar Millen (Lee Marvin), shows up to intervene. Hazel claims that Albert was the instigator, so the trapper flees, and the mounties pursue him through the harsh wilderness.
Set in the '30s, Mountie Millen (Lee Marvin) is assigned to track down accused murderer Johnson (Charles Bronson), who has escaped in the high passes of the Canadian Rockies. Johnson, a trapper, has extensive knowledge of wilderness living, but Millen has the resources of the Canadian police at his beck and call.