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Jack London (1943)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Biography, Romance  |  24 December 1943 (USA)
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Episodes in the adventurous life of the American novelist (1876-1916).

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Shea ...
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Freda Maloof
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Prof. Hilliard
Frank Craven ...
Old Tom
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Mamie
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George Brett
Jonathan Hale ...
Kerwin Maxwell
Louise Beavers ...
Mammy Jenny
Leonard Strong ...
Captain Tanaka
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Scratch Nelson
Albert Van Antwerp ...
French Frank (as Albert van Antwerp)
Paul Hurst ...
'Lucky Luke' Lannigan
Lumsden Hare ...
English Correspondent
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
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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They Don't Know Jack
6 January 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Hollywood's attempt to turn Jack London's life into a "Jack London" adventure film isn't a bad idea; certainly, he led an interesting, and sometimes adventurous, life. This film, however, winds up flat and unsatisfying. Most importantly, it lacks integrity. Michael O'Shea (as London) has some Londonesque speeches; and, it's nice to see his bearded Jack receive "The Call of the Wild" after spending some quality time alone, in the snowy mountains, with his dog, "Buck". Virginia Mayo and Susan Hayward are both very pretty. The film draws unfortunate "Yellow Peril" parallels between London's life and World War II, which are both strained and insulting.

** Jack London (11/24/43) Alfred Santell ~ Michael O'Shea, Susan Hayward, Virginia Mayo


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