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An Eskimo who has had little contact with white men goes to a trading post where he accidentally kills a missionary and finds himself being pursued by the police.

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Carlo Giustini ...
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Marie Yang ...
Powtee
Marco Guglielmi ...
Kaida Horiuchi ...
Imina
Lee Montague ...
Ittimargnek
Andy Ho ...
Anarvik
Yvonne Shima ...
Lulik
Anthony Chinn ...
Kiddok
Francis De Wolff ...
Trading Post Proprietor
Michael Chow ...
Undik
Ed Devereaux ...
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Nicholas Stuart ...
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An Eskimo who has had little contact with white men goes to a trading post where he accidentally kills a missionary and finds himself being pursued by the police.

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Savage and Sensational Drama! See more »

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Adventure | Crime | Drama

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15 February 1961 (USA)  »

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Top of the World  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Star Anthony Quinn and director Nicholas Ray both studied architecture with Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s. See more »

Quotes

Asiak: [Showing Inuk their newborn baby] It came to pass that a woman brought forth a child.
Inuk: [Not comprehending at first] How so?
[Holds up baby]
Inuk: Someone has seen bear cubs that were better looking
Asiak: He will improve as he grows, but he has everything he needs.Even a name. His name is Papik.
Inuk: How do you know his name is Papik?
Asiak: Because this useless woman likes that name.
Inuk: [laughs and plays with infant and touches its mouth, then suddenly freezes mid-air] Asiak, he has no teeth, You must have broken some taboo!
Asiak: ...
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Anthony Quinn at his usual best giving a masterful performance of a native Alaskan and his daily struggles and challenges
2 February 2002 | by (Houston,Texas) – See all my reviews

Anthony Quinn at his usual best giving a masterful performance of a native Alaskan Inuit and his daily struggles and challenges. A docu-drama that shows the challenges and struggles when two cultures collide. Great cinematography of the Alaska wilderness its makes you feel as if your right there in the igloo with Inuk and his wife Asiak as they eat whale blubber and hunt seal and birth babies. Gives a feel of life in the Alaskan wilderness from a unique Alaskan native vantage point.


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