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The Wolf Song (1929)

In 1840, Sam Lash heads west for adventure. He meets up with some Mountain Men, and they head for the Rockies to trap beavers and cats. In Taos he meets Lola, a beautiful Mexican girl from ... See full summary »

Director:

Victor Fleming

Writers:

John Farrow (screenplay), Harvey Fergusson (story "Wolf Song") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gary Cooper ... Sam Lash
Lupe Velez ... Lola Salazar
Louis Wolheim ... Gullion
Constantine Romanoff ... Rube Thatcher
Michael Vavitch Michael Vavitch ... Don Solomon Salazar
Ann Brody ... Duenna
Russ Columbo ... Ambrosio Guiterrez
Augustina López ... Louisa
George Regas ... Black Wolf
Leone Lane Leone Lane ... Dance-hall girl
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Storyline

In 1840, Sam Lash heads west for adventure. He meets up with some Mountain Men, and they head for the Rockies to trap beavers and cats. In Taos he meets Lola, a beautiful Mexican girl from a proud and rich family. They fall in love and he persuades her to elope with him. After they get married, Sam is torn between his love for Lola and his yearn for travelin'. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Plot Keywords:

canada | trapper | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Lupe, the tempestuous, the unconventional, the firebrand. Cooper, wild riding romantic mountain man who traps wolves and women! (Print Ad-Bonham Daily Favorite,((Bonham, Texas)) 10 June 1929)

Genres:

Romance | Western | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Canção do Lobo See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (singing sequences, musical score and sound effects)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Controversial at the time, in that one scene allegedly featured a (very briefly) full-frontal nude Gary Cooper, but this is most likely hearsay and no such scene, appears in surviving prints. See more »

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Referenced in Death in Hollywood (1990) See more »

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Love Take My Heart
Written by Arthur J. Lamb and A. Teres
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wolf song
11 March 2010 | by bbcmacbearSee all my reviews

This was shown tonight at Film Forum, NYC so possibly others will be posting.

Apparently the only known print in the world is held by LOC (with a negative). When there are no picture problems, the image is pristine and glowing, but there is a lot of nitrate decomposition, mostly during intertitles. And it's only about 55 minutes- the part-talkie version, since lost, apparently had Coper and perhaps his buddies singing (campfire songs?) A Paramount film + Lib of Congress only = no one ever sees this- get a TCM channel of your own already, Paramount! And don't suck like Fox Movie Channel! The plot summary at the top of IMDb's entry is accurate. Lupe Velez is pale and lovely and there are many shots of her bosom heaving rapidly as she is confronted with the proximate Cooper. There are nice love scenes and a dance scene when they meet. Cooper is bronzed and a little younger than we usually see him and photographed more crisply and lovingly than in THE VIRGINIAN of the same year. He wears an unusual curved-up cowboy hat and his upper torso is seen from behind as he shaves by a stream- but certainly not full-frontally in this print at least, as suggested in IMDb's entry. It's a nice film to get to see for the first time but there isn't that much to it, especially at such a short running time.


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