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Jack London (1943)

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

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Prof. Hilliard
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Old Tom
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Captain Tanaka
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French Frank (as Albert van Antwerp)
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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 report of the first American prisoner of the Japs. 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 Philadelphia Sunday 10 October 1948 on WCAU (Channel 10), 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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Woof!
20 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a dog and I don't mean "White Fang". What could have been a low budget, puckish travel adventure is hijacked and turned into a strange yellow peril piece. After enduring an hour of unadventurous travelling and business details about journalist London (we don't get much of him as a novelist other than an opening montage of a shelfful of books) we are introduced to a little costume piece about his travails in Japan, and internment under what seems to be a pseudo concentration camp for Russian soldiers. We are informed that what makes London such a patriot is the apparent revelation by a Japanese host that Japan has a master plan of conquest because they do not have an empire and cannot survive on trade.

Truth told, especially during the depicted Russo-Japanese War, is that all the great powers had the same attitude. And London probably owes his survival to Teddy Roosevelt's negotiation of the peace (only TR's anger over London is shown).

London was also a white supremacist and anti semite,whose obsession with adventure sounds like misanthropy. If analogized to his similar contemporary Rudyard Kipling, we might have seen the characterization of a dashing poet, ironist, and visionary of human nature, and not a Bowery Boy. Some poetry does seem evident in the script at the very end.

O'Shea struggles mightily as the lead, but he is no Spencer Tracy and has none of the Irish charm or humorous physicality. And how about Hayward as his beau? 'Oh yes! I already know you are going to leave me for nine months to cover the war because I love you that much!' After scripts like that, you'd be known as the foulest mouth in Hollywood too, and get the inclination to tear the eyes out of every studio exec you meet.


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