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Guy Elmes (writer)
Roberto Gianviti (writer)
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Release Date:
September 1975 (USA) See more »
The wolf dog, White Fang, aids a reporter, a fur trapper, a nun, a young Eskimo boy and his father of ridding a gold mining town of a sleazy crime lord in 1896 Yukon, Canada. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Franco Nero ... Jason Scott

Virna Lisi ... Sister Evangelina

Fernando Rey ... Father Oatley

John Steiner ... Charles 'Beauty' Smith
Raimund Harmstorf ... Kurt Jansen

Daniel Martín ... Charlie

Rik Battaglia ... Jim Hall

Daniele Dublino ... Chester
Maurice Poli ... Mountie
John Bartha ... Mountie who frees Chester
Luigi Antonio Guerra
Carla Mancini ... (credit only)
Missaele ... Mitsah

Carole André ... Krista Oatley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mirko Baiocchi ... Piano Player (uncredited)
Angelo Boscariol ... Saloon Customer (uncredited)
Tony Casale ... Cowensky, Witness (uncredited)
Massimo Ciprari ... Saloon Customer (uncredited)
Aldo Formisano ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)
Decio Gabin ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)
Alfonso Giganti ... Jack, Saloon bartender (uncredited)
Antonio Gismondo ... Townsman (uncredited)
Silvio Klein ... Saloon Customer (uncredited)
Ennio Majani ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)
Quinto Marziale ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)
Giulio Massimini ... Townsman (uncredited)
Romano Moraschini ... Carter, Witness (uncredited)

Renzo Pevarello ... Beauty Henchman (uncredited)
Nando Sarlo ... Saloon Customer (uncredited)
Roberto Sbarigia ... Smith Henchman (uncredited)
Maurizio Streccioni ... Saloon Customer (uncredited)
Romano Targa ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucio Fulci 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Guy Elmes  writer
Roberto Gianviti  writer
Thom Keyes  writer
Jack London  novel "White Fang"
Piero Regnoli  writer
Guillaume Roux  writer
Harry Alan Towers  dialogue (as Peter Welbeck)

Original Music by
Carlo Rustichelli 
Cinematography by
Erico Menczer 
Pablo Ripoll 
Film Editing by
Ornella Micheli 
Production Design by
Enzo Bulgarelli 
Art Direction by
Enzo Bulgarelli 
Set Decoration by
Emilio Ruiz del Río  (as Emilio G. Ruiz)
Costume Design by
Enzo Bulgarelli 
Makeup Department
Giusy Bovino .... hair stylist
Dante Trani .... makeup artist
Stefano Trani .... hair stylist
Production Management
Ennio Di Meo .... unit manager
Piero Donati .... production manager
Tíbor Reves .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francesco Cinieri .... assistant director
Bernard Farrel .... assistant director
Tonino Ricci .... second unit director
Roberto Sbarigia .... assistant director
Victor Tourjansky .... assistant director
Sound Department
Aldo De Martino .... original sound
Special Effects by
Pablo Pérez .... special effects
Emilio Ruiz del Río .... miniatures
Camera and Electrical Department
Giovanni Bergamini .... assistant camera
Roberto Brega .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Bruno Micheli .... assistant editor
Music Department
Alexander Blonksteiner .... conductor (as Alessandro Blonksteiner)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zanna Bianca" - Italy (original title)
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102 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Italian censorship visa # 63706 delivered on 19-12-1973.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Do You Remember Lucio Fulci? (2006) (V)See more »


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Effective and Entertaining Family Film, 20 July 2016
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

White Fang (1973)

*** (out of 4)

Jack London's classic story is brought to the screen in a rather good adaptation from director Lucio Fulci. Most people know Fulci for his graphic horror films starting with ZOMBIE and continuing throughout the 1980s. A lot of people seem to forget that he also directed comedies, action films, Westerns, giallos and even family movies.

WHITE FANG is certainly a family movie, although there are enough dark spots to where even the adults are going to be entertained. We have Franco Nero playing the good guy who befriends White Fang and an orphan Indian boy. John Steiner plays the villain who also wants the dog but for a different set of reasons. Then there's Fernando Rey as Father Oatley and Vima Lisi plays Sister Evangelina.

I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed this film. The cinematography is quite good and there's no question that you really do feel as if you're in the Alaskian wilderness, although the opening scenes with White Fang in the trap were obviously filmed on a set. The performances are very good and we're also given a good amount of action throughout the picture. There are some dog fights that are pretty violent but they're also quite intense and well-done.

Fulci proves here that he was able to do more than just throw graphic violence and gore at the screen. The film certainly contains some flaws but for the most part it's a very entertaining movie.

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