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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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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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Adventure | Family

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A vadon szava  »

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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 »

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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More realistic, less sentimental than older Hollywood version.
20 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is definitely a European-style film from the period, the 70s. Everything about it speaks loudly with the European influence, the music, the cinematography, the editing. It's much like what you'd see in countless Euro horror films from the time, but this time it's a dramatic and rather realistic take on the old American classic. When seen, it doesn't take much to imagine the shooting conditions, and how did they all, cast and crew, put up with the misery of the terrible cold and snow? Heston isn't miscast here like some say, he's just very much different from what might be expected, but he does an admirable job. Some of his best film work was during this time, not the studio blockbusters he was known for prior to this. It is good that the story doesn't opt for the Hollywood "happy ending" but, without spoiling it for those who haven't seen this, it is a much more realistic ending.


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