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The Wild North (1952)

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, 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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$1,282,000 (estimated)
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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 »

Goofs

The Mountie tunic is that of the pre-1904 North West Mounted Police, but the Stetson hat was not worn officially till after 1904. See more »

Quotes

Constable Pedley: [to Jules] You're not a bad guy for a murderer.
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Northern Lights
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Written by Charles Wolcott
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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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