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Lure of the Wilderness (1952)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 3 October 1952 (USA)
In a Georgia swamp, a young hunter stumbles upon a wanted fugitive and his daughter, and helps them return to civilization.

Director:

Jean Negulesco

Writers:

Louis Lantz (screenplay), Vereen Bell (based on a story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Peters ... Laurie Harper
Jeffrey Hunter ... Ben Tyler
Constance Smith ... Noreen McGowan
Walter Brennan ... Jim Harper
Tom Tully ... Zack Taylor
Harry Shannon ... Pat McGowan
Will Wright ... Sheriff Brink
Jack Elam ... Dave Longden
Harry Carter ... Ned Tyler
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Storyline

A young girl and her father, who was unjustly accused of murder, seek refuge in a Georgia swamp until they are befriended by a trapper who penetrates the swamp in search of his dog.

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Taglines:

LURE OF LOVE IN THE DEVIL'S OWN DOMAIN! -- The Treacherous Swampland of Georgia!


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cry of the Swamp See more »

Filming Locations:

Waycross, Georgia, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a sixty-minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 25, 1953, with Jean Peters and Jeffrey Hunter reprising their film roles. See more »

Connections

Version of Swamp Water (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, Dem Golden Slippers
(uncredited)
Music by James Allen Bland
Played at the dance
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I would like this movie on DVD
2 June 2003 | by diego-24See all my reviews

I saw this movie in original release and have always wanted to see it again. It is beautifully acted by the entire cast, especially Walter Brennan. As usual, he was always an asset to any movie. The setting of the swamp gave the movie adventure,suspense and beauty. This is one classic that should be restored to its original state.


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