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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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"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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Good story...Great adventure!
30 May 2000 | by (Miami, Florida) – See all my reviews

Here is an unusual story about a girl and her father, who take refuge in the Georgia swamps as they try to evade a linching mob. The father (excellently played by Walter Brennan) had been wrongly accused of murder in a small neighboring town. The girl (who turns out to be the beautiful -and quite athletic - Jean Peters)grows up in the swamps, away from civilization, until a man (handsome Jeff Hunter) arrives at their campsite looking for his stray dog. Of course the two young actors eventually fall in love, but even this is believable and interwined into the action and adventure of this highly intersting film. Director Jean Negulesco offers us a well balanced and magnificently edited film that deals with prejudices and lies - which can be abundant in any small town. Very well acted by Peters, Hunter, et all...who award us with quite authentic southern accents, for a change.


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