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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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Calliope Laurent
Raimund Harmstorf ...
Pete (as Raymond Harmstorf)
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Black Burton
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Mercedes
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Seze
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Taglish Charlie
Friedhelm Lehmann ...
Charles
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 ...
François
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A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog.

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Adventure | Family

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A vadon szava  »

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In his autobiography "The Actor's Life - Journals 1956-1976", Charlton Heston wrote, "We're faced with the endless problems of organization, personnel, dogs, publicity . . . I fear I've fallen in with amateurs and con men. This had not been a picture really but a production deal, patched together with incredible adroitness and negotiating skill--and no filmmaking talent whatsoever." See more »

Quotes

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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European version of the notorious novel about the dog adventures and his masters
11 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

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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