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The Savage Innocents (1960)

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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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Yôko Tani ...
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 ...
Pilot
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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Actually Filmed in the Frozen North! 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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Trivia

Peter O'Toole demanded that his name be removed from the film's opening and closing credits because his voice was dubbed by another actor. See more »

Quotes

First Trooper: Inuk. listen. No judge in the world will understand you offering another man your wife.
Inuk: But it is our custom, we must be polite. White men don't borrow other men's wives?
First Trooper: Never mind that. You don't lend your wife as if she were a sled.
Inuk: Oh ho ho, someone would rather lend his wife than his sled. You lend your sled, it comes back cracked. You lend your knife, it comes back dull. You lend your dogs, they come back tired and crawling. But if you love your wife, no matter how often you lend her, she...
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Written by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino and Mario Panzeri
Performed by Colin Hicks
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I have had a long wait to find information about this film.
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I cant remember which year I saw this film but it was a very long time ago. It did however make quite an impression on me, i enjoyed the glimpse into the lives and traditions of the Eskimo's. and certain events have stayed in my mind all this time. For instance when the aged decided the time was right, they would just sit out on the ice one night, never to be seen again. Awesome. But it was such a long time ago I was thinking i must have imagined it for i have never heard of it since. The title stayed in my head though. Then i decided to look it up on the internet and am very glad to know that I wasn't alone in my regard.


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