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Lure of the Wilderness (1952)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 13 October 1952 (UK)
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:

Vereen Bell (novel), Louis Lantz (screenplay)
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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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LURE OF LOVE IN THE DEVIL'S OWN DOMAIN! -- The Treacherous Swampland of Georgia!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1952 (UK) 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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Walter Brennan (Jim Harper) and Sherman Sanders (Square Dance Caller) originated their roles in Jean Renoir's Swamp Water (1941) See more »

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Good story...Great adventure!
30 May 2000 | by fluxableSee all my reviews

Here is an unusual story about a girl and her father, who take refuge in the Georgia swamps as they try to evade a linching mob. The father (excellently played by Walter Brennan) had been wrongly accused of murder in a small neighboring town. The girl (who turns out to be the beautiful -and quite athletic - Jean Peters)grows up in the swamps, away from civilization, until a man (handsome Jeff Hunter) arrives at their campsite looking for his stray dog. Of course the two young actors eventually fall in love, but even this is believable and interwined into the action and adventure of this highly intersting film. Director Jean Negulesco offers us a well balanced and magnificently edited film that deals with prejudices and lies - which can be abundant in any small town. Very well acted by Peters, Hunter, et all...who award us with quite authentic southern accents, for a change.


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