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Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961)

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The rugged Canadian wilderness is the backdrop to this story of a dog separated from his owner.

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Complete credited cast:
Jean Coutu ...
Andre Dupas
Émile Genest ...
Jacques Lebeau (as Emile Genest)
Uriel Luft ...
Makoki
Robert Rivard ...
Durante
Nikki ...
Herself
Jacques Fauteux ...
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Mogens Brandt ...
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A family film about Nikki, a half-wolf, half-dog raised in the Yukon during the gold rush era. After being separated from her master, Nikki must fend for herself amidst bears, the harsh Yukon weather, and a trapper who wants her skin. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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An unsurpassed wilderness adventure of three strange friends...a rugged man, a huge bear, and NIKKI - fighting king of a majestic breed!

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12 July 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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It's a solid family-film.
12 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

I know most people think the Disney live-action movies of the 1960s were a rather pathetic bunch, made only to cash in on the organization's name...but if that's true, how do you explain their appeal? -Nikki- is a perfectly good film, with some amazing scenes of interaction between a Malamute pup and a bear cub. The setting--northern Canada--is lovely enough to captivate people, and of course it's a nice flick to show to your kids. One word of caution: some of the people portrayed in the "mining town" are a rowdy bunch, so you might want to wait 'til the kids are over 5 before you show 'em...just in case they start asking questions. (Don't worry, it's *rated* "G".)


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