MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,558 this week

Call of the Yukon (1938)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 63 users  
Reviews: 4 user

A fur trader guides a writer and her animals to safety in the Yukon territory when wolves are about to attack.

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 32 titles
created 11 Nov 2011
 
a list of 1626 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 2766 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 110 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 3 titles
created 02 Nov 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Call of the Yukon (1938)

Call of the Yukon (1938) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Call of the Yukon.
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Jean Williams
...
Hugo Henderson
...
Olee John
Garry Owen ...
Conner
Ivan Miller ...
O'Malley
Billy Dooley ...
Watchman
Al St. John ...
Joe
Swift Lightning ...
Swift Lightning
Firefly ...
Firefly the Collie
Buck ...
Buck, The St. Bernard
Toughie the Bear ...
Toughie (as Toughie)
Roughie the Bear ...
Roughie (as Roughie)
Winkey the Talking Raven ...
Winkey (as Winkey)
Edit

Storyline

Utilizing a couple of unusual credits - John T. Coyle as the co-director and "Pre-Production Scenes Directed and Produced by Norman Dawn" - in addition to showing the following animals "credited" below the human cast (showing here to complete the casting order for fans of animal performers, since the IMDb does not give animal credits) the following were given cast credits below the 12th billed Nina Campana; Swift Lightning - half dog & half wolf (13), Firefly, a collie (14), Buck, a St. Bernard (15) (and about the 5th film Buck, from "Call of the Wild", had poster and film credits), Toughie and Roughie, two bear cubs (15 & 16) and Winkey, the Talking raven (17.) The film finds writer Jean Williams coming to a Eskimo settlement, Topek village, in search of material for a novel. The locals fear "Swift Lightning", a half dog-half wolf that leads a vicious wolf pack. To escape the merciless winter and the wolf pack, the entire village leaves on a boat brought there by the local white ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

wolf | wolf pack | trapper | writer | bear | See All (51) »

Taglines:

AN AMAZING AUTHENTIC SPECTACLE! (original poster - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 April 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La grande débâcle  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Passions in the frozen north
5 June 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Three years after 20th Century Fox made a great film from Jack London's Call Of The Wild, Republic made this pale imitation of another story of passions in the frozen north in Call Of The Yukon. Jack London set a mighty high standard in these kinds of adventure novels which this one really did not meet cinematically.

Richard Arlen plays a rugged trapper who like several of the Inuit is fleeing the country as a pack of wolves has pretty much devastated the wild game around there. Not because of the lack of game to trap, but because those wolves are ready to feast on some human meat if hungry enough. Not ready to flee is Beverly Roberts who's a novelist looking for solitude to write her next book which she's decided will be a story in that locale. Arlen packs her along unwillingly and he's most unwilling to take along a menagerie that consists of her talking bird, two bear cubs and a collie who is grieving for his master.

Without getting too much into the particulars there is a human and animal story played out at the same time. That collie develops a yen for the leader of the wolf pack, a half dog half wolf. Despite the attentions later on of a fine St. Bernard. That St. Bernard belongs to Lyle Talbot who is the sweetheart of Roberts who has come up to rescue her himself. I'm not spilling how the human or the animal passions play out here.

Some interesting sequences of the frozen north worked into this film, but it's a B Republic feature so what might have been a good film from one of the big studios is just a routine programmer from Republic.

It has potential, but too bad Jack London wasn't the screenwriter.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Call of the Yukon (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?