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The Call of the Wild (1972)

 -  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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Juan Luis Galiardo ...
Seze
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Taglish Charlie
Friedhelm Lehmann ...
Horst Heuck ...
Hal
Rik Battaglia ...
Dutch Harry
Alf Malland ...
Constantine
Alfredo Mayo ...
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 | gold rush | wolf | dog sled | tragedy | See more »

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One of the greatest animal stories ever told ... See more »

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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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European version of the notorious novel about the dog adventures and his masters
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Charlton Heston as John plays a prospector along with Raimund Harmstorf . They are at the right time and in the right location to live numerous adventures . The picture chronicles the ¨Gold Rush¨ days of Alaska from Klondike territory and in the Dawson City center . Heston finds and befriends a German shepherd dog called ¨Buck¨ which saves and protects to John and his partner . The dog rescues them from dangers and leads throughout snowy landscapes . But Buck is robbed and is taken by various masters , being forced to pull a snow sled.

The movie is based on Jack London novel -in part autobiographic but in his real life was prospector- , narrating the story about the gold discovery , people came to find the precious mineral through the freeze ways and corruption , violence and ambition that came with them . Authentic stars film are the animals as there appear : Huskys , pack of wolves and of course the magnificent German shepherd named Buck . The best of the movie are the marvelous , spectacular snowy outdoors , being stunningly photographed by John Cabrera in places as Finland , Norway and Spain . Atmospheric , evocative score by the Italian composer Carlo Rustichelli . The picture is one of various renditions based on Jack London novels along with ¨ The White Fang ¨ , creating the sub-genre about the Alaska adventures . The film is a European co-production by Harry Alan Towers with actors of several nations ( German as Raimund Harmstorf ; French as Michele Mercier ; English as Maria Rohm ; Spanish as Juan Luis Galiardo , Sancho Gracia and Italian as George Eastman or Luigi Montefiori). Charlton Heston said about this one resulted to be his worst film but I think is entertaining and watchable although mediocre for its poor direction and weak plot which hamper this familiar story .


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