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The Call of the Wild (1972)

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

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Michèle Mercier ...
Calliope Laurent
Raimund Harmstorf ...
Pete (as Raymond Harmstorf)
George Eastman ...
Black Burton
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Taglish Charlie
Friedhelm Lehmann ...
Horst Heuck ...
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Rik Battaglia ...
Dutch Harry
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Alfredo Mayo ...
Judge Miller
Sverre Wilberg ...
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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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The film slipped into the public domain not long after its cinema release was over. This explains why there are many versions of the film available of inferior quality. See more »

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John Thornton: You hit that dog one more time, I'm gonna kill ya.
Hal: Go to hell! He's mine and I'll do what I like with him.
John Thornton: I shot four varmints already this morning. One more don't matter none to me.
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Makes you want to get a dog
5 November 2000 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Well, this is a typical 1970's-era film, with lots of suspicious animal action which makes you feel glad that films today are shot under the auspices of the ASPCA and the Humane Society. Shot under horrifyingly rough conditions, with Norway standing in for the Yukon, the film takes few liberties with Jack London's classic novel, but the bizarre casting of Charlton Heston as John Thornton makes the viewer want to scratch their head. Jaggedly edited and with a greater budget for snow than special effects, the viewer is implored to suspend belief as animal after animal is torn apart and shown drenched with fake blood, looking bewildered. Obviously, as befitting a movie of this era, the hordes of unwashed gold prospectors are as grungy a bunch as ever filmed, but the few women who surface are as impeccably dressed and made up as any model in a Vanity Fair shoot. Lots of bad sound and snow on the lens, but a nice job at portraying one man and one dog who love one another fiercely. Peculiar film, lots of cute dogs, lots of atrocious acting, and lots and lots and lots of snow.


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