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The Wild North (1952)

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In the Canadian mountains, a trapper goes on the run accused of a crime, and is pursued by a rugged and determined lawman.

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Jules Vincent
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Constable Pedley
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Indian Girl
Morgan Farley ...
Father Simon
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Callahan
Howard Petrie ...
Mike Brody
Houseley Stevenson ...
Old Man
Lewis Martin ...
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Jules Vincent, a happy-go-lucky, outgoing French Canadian trapper in the wild Northwest, befriends a beautiful Native American girl, and although he makes an enemy of bully Mike Brody, he agrees to travel with him. When Brody tries to kill them, Vincent kills him in self-defense. He is pursued by a by-the-book, idealistic Constable Pedley, who believes in the mounties' credo "we always get our man." The country is rugged and fraught with dangers like white water rapids, avalanches, wolf packs and desperadoes. After capturing Vincent, the inexperienced Mountie finds he is in no shape to get back to civilization without Vincent's help. Pedley is torn between fulfilling his duty and freeing the man who has saved his life. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Wild Rapids! Wild Wolf Attack! Wild Avalanche! Wild Love in the Wild North!

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Adventure | Western

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19 December 1952 (France)  »

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The Big North  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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First film made with Ansco color film. See more »

Quotes

Jules Vincent: You try to take me in, Baby, and the same will happen to you as happen to him. I'll bury you too.
Constable Pedley: You should have buried Brody.
Jules Vincent: I killed him. If I hadn't killed him, he'd have gotten me killed and the girl with me. I kill only to live, Baby. I kill what attacks me... man or animal.
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Northern Lights
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Corey and Granger provide strong performances
25 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed both Corey and Granger performance. However, I especially liked Corey's strong character performance in "The Wild North". Corey's understated character contrasts well with the mountain man persona of Granger. In later years, Corey always was cast in submissive, retiring roles which really did not suit him. Corey projects a strong 'quiet' type of presence and with a high level of integrity. Cinema photography and accuracy is especially fabulous in this movie. No fake Hollywood sets for this movie.

The story builds as the character development becomes apparent. Viewers begin to identify and feel for the characters making the story even more vivid and realistic. The best compliment I can pay this movie is that it allowed me to feel like I was up North with them during the trek!


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