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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
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Indian Girl
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Mike Brody
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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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Trivia

Filming could not take place across the Canadian border due to bad weather.It was scheduled to resume in June at actual sites of Constable Pedley's journey near Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, Canada. See more »

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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: Remember this, I could have dumped you anywhere and written in that little book of mine that you think is so funny that you made a break for it and got away. Then I'd have to become a man like you or was it an animal you were? Before I turn into that, I'll let this country take me.
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Northern Lights
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A wonderful picture that has great adventurous moments!
11 December 2002 | by (Hickory,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

I have not seen this movie in a long,long,long time.However I can not ever forget it! The beautiful Canadian Rockies,where I believe it was filmed was breath taking!The scene where Wendell Corey and Stewart Granger are camping and have to avoid wolves is as exciting moment as any adventure film I've ever scene! My congratulations to Director Andrew Marton (1952) for making a 48 year old,want to see it again!

In a time of action movies,with far out special effects,sex,profanity and plots that seem to run together with next months movies,this one has suspence that is believable and yes with a beautiful Cyd Charisse!


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