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The Call of the Wild (1972)

PG | | Adventure, Family | March 1975 (USA)
A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog.

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Cast

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Calliope Laurent
Raimund Harmstorf ...
Pete (as Raymond Harmstorf)
George Eastman ...
Black Burton
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Seze
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Taglish Charlie
Friedhelm Lehmann ...
Horst Heuck ...
Hal
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Dutch Harry
Alf Malland ...
Constantine
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Judge Miller
Sverre Wilberg ...
Colonel
Olov Pedersen ...
Red Sweater
Per Amvik ...
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A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog.

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dog | sled dog | gold rush | wolf | dog sled | See All (7) »

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Jack London's epic saga of gold fever, romance and adventure. See more »

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Adventure | Family

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PG | See all certifications »

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March 1975 (USA)  »

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A vadon szava  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Charlton Heston had director approval on the film, an unusual concession on the part of notoriously parsimonious producer Harry Alan Towers. See more »

Quotes

Pete: I've never seen so many people.
John Thornton: And more are coming all the time. I tell ya, Pete, if this is the promised land, I'll take the open trail.
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Connections

Version of Call of the Wild (1935) See more »

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Worth watching..
1 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For a dog-lover, it is a moving and heart-touching story. For any other viewer, it is an old movie that features a bunch of sled dogs and Alaska. You really must read the book by Jack London before seeing the film. It follows the plot but it does confuse matters.

The dog stunts do look very real and do tend do worry you. Fortunatly, you are assured before the movie begins that no animals were harmed in the making of the film. It was good quality for the time period with well-trained animals and nice camera shots. The soundtrack could have been improved but works for the general atmosphere. I was also disappointed by Buck's appearance. He was a German Shepherd mix as described in the book but was presented as a Newfoundland in the film. Curly was also the wrong breed. None of this honestly mattered once the film got started.

It is no match for Disney's White Fang but Call of the Wild does come as its infamous partner.


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