This was the first film to be shot in the anamorphic widescreen format. Its inventor, Henri Chretien, called it Hypergonar, and had originally developed it for use in tank periscopes during World War I. The format languished until 1952, when Twentieth Century-Fox bought the rights from Chretien in order to create the CinemaScope process. See more »
This looks cool. I actually had no idea somebody in France adapted Jack London's novel back then. Too bad this is probably lost. Would have really wanted to have seen this being screened in theaters back then. What's even cooler is that they say this film was the very first to be shot in anamorphic!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this