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Lure of the Wilderness (1952)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 13 October 1952 (UK)
In a Georgia swamp, a young hunter stumbles upon a wanted fugitive and his daughter, and helps them return to civilization.



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A young girl and her father, who is unjustly accused of murder, seek refuge in a Georgia swamp until they are befriended by a trapper who penetrates the swamp in search of his dog. Written by Anonymous

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LURE OF LOVE IN THE DEVIL'S OWN DOMAIN! -- The Treacherous Swampland of Georgia!


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13 October 1952 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Cry of the Swamp  »

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(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 25, 1953 with Jean Peters and Jeffrey Hunter reprising their film roles. See more »


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Constance Smith/Jean Peters
26 December 2008 | by (East Rockaway, NY) – See all my reviews

When I happened to come upon this film on TV, Constance Smith was on the screen. Immediately, I thought of Jean Peters because the resemblance was so great. I even thought she WAS Jean Peters, although the eye color and absence of the turned up tip of the nose gave me reason to doubt my initial impression. Lo and behold, who did I find was also in the film - Jean Peters! I did not see any reference in the film to the resemblance between the two, but I wonder if they were cast together because of this resemblance (admittedly, a subjective impression on my part). Perhaps there was an unstated implication that Jeffrey Hunter was attracted to Jean because of her resemblance to his "fiancee", played by Constance. In any event, a very good, if relatively unknown film, even as a remake of the generally more highly rated film it's derived from (with Walther Brennan in both!).

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