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Jack London (1943)

Episodes in the adventurous life of the American novelist (1876-1916).

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Freda Maloof
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Prof. Hilliard
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Old Tom
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Mamie
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George Brett
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Kerwin Maxwell
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Mammy Jenny
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Captain Tanaka
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Scratch Nelson
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French Frank (as Albert van Antwerp)
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Mike, Saloonkeeper
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Episodes in the novelist's life: In 1890, young Jack London quits a cannery job to try oyster piracy. Later, he signs on for a sealing voyage, tries Yukon prospecting and a brief university career, loving and leaving women along the way. Instead of riches, he gets story ideas. Suddenly, he finds success and a delectable lady; but the urge to adventure won't let him go. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The true adventures of America's rugged and remarkable hero! See more »


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24 December 1943 (USA)  »

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The Adventures of Jack London  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film in New York City occurred Saturday 17 April 1948 on WNBT (Channel 4), followed by St. Louis Friday 21 January 1949 on KSD (Channel 5), and by Los Angeles Tuesday 8 March 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4). See more »

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Jack London's music score
26 July 2010 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

Freddy Rich's score is a lush, exciting, melodic treat for Jack London. Freddy was also known as Buddy Rich, a jazz artist. Here, though, he shows his versatility as a symphonic composer, and he was very talented in this realm. Listen to the music when he is working in the Yukon and is alone with his dog in the cabin. Very descriptive of the intense cold and his inspirations. The martial music for the Japanese march is also very impressive. There are other favorite parts for me--like when the police fight it out with the smugglers on the Oakland waterfront. This is a great score; it was nominated for an Academy Award. I think you might enjoy concentrating on the score the next time you view the film.


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