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The Savage Innocents (1960)

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 ...
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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A moving story of the clash between the primitive Polar world and modern civilisation. [Video] See more »

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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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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter Hans Ruesch never saw an Eskimo, but based his story on the film Eskimo (1933). See more »

Quotes

Missionary: The Lord be with you.
Inuk: No, just Asiak, Powtee and me. We do not know Lord.
Missionary: A very short sleep ago, you both offended Him.
Inuk: Oh, we did not know. One must apologize.
Missionary: If you will listen to my words and believe in me,the Lord will come and stay with you and follow you in all your travels.
Asiak: [whispers to Inuk] We do not want another with us.
Inuk: Maybe he good hunter.
[to Missionary]
Inuk: We will be pleased if your friend comes with us.
Asiak: He must bring his own sled. Will this Lord bring everything He needs?
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I have had a long wait to find information about this film.
2 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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