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The Wild North (1952)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance, Western | 28 March 1952 (USA)
In the Canadian mountains, a trapper goes on the run accused of a crime, and is pursued by a rugged and determined lawman of the Royal North-West Mounted Police.

Director:

Andrew Marton

Writer:

Frank Fenton (story & screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stewart Granger ... Jules Vincent
Wendell Corey ... Constable Pedley
Cyd Charisse ... Indian Girl
Morgan Farley ... Father Simon
J.M. Kerrigan ... Callahan
Howard Petrie ... Brody
Houseley Stevenson ... Old Man
Lewis Martin Lewis Martin ... Sergeant
John War Eagle ... Indian Chief
Ray Teal ... Ruger
Clancy Cooper ... Sloan
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Storyline

Jules Vincent, a happy-go-lucky, outgoing French Canadian trapper in the wild Northwest, befriends a beautiful Native American girl, and although he makes an enemy of bully Max Brody, he agrees to travel with him. When Brody tries to kill them, Vincent kills him in self-defense. He is pursued by a by-the-book, idealistic Constable Pedley, who believes in the Mounties' credo "we always get our man." The country is rugged and fraught with dangers like white water rapids, avalanches, wolf packs and desperadoes. After capturing Vincent, the inexperienced Mountie finds he is in no shape to get back to civilization without Vincent's help. Pedley is torn between fulfilling his duty and freeing the man who has saved his life. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Taglines:

Wild Rapids! Wild Wolf Attack! Wild Avalanche! Wild Love in the Wild North! See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big North See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,282,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Anscocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First major studio feature film made with Ansco color film. See more »

Goofs

At a temperature of 31 below 0 exposed skin results in frostbite in 5 to 10 minutes. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Jules Vincent: [just before departing, Jules and the Indian Girl stop and give their kitten to Pedley] We got something for you. New generation, huh?
Constable Pedley: What am I gonna to do with this?
Jules Vincent: Well, build a house around it. Hey, by the way... did you really shoot to kill me?
Constable Pedley: Sure I did.
[smiles]
Constable Pedley: Sometimes I miss, that's all.
Jules Vincent: [grins and pats Pedley on the shoulder] Ah, ha ha!
[Jules and the Indian Girl start to walk away]
Constable Pedley: Hey, what's its name?
[...]
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Referenced in Éden (2011) See more »

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Northern Lights
(uncredited)
Written by Charles Wolcott
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Corey and Granger provide strong performances
25 May 2012 | by skytop111See all my reviews

I enjoyed both Corey and Granger performance. However, I especially liked Corey's strong character performance in "The Wild North". Corey's understated character contrasts well with the mountain man persona of Granger. In later years, Corey always was cast in submissive, retiring roles which really did not suit him. Corey projects a strong 'quiet' type of presence and with a high level of integrity. Cinema photography and accuracy is especially fabulous in this movie. No fake Hollywood sets for this movie.

The story builds as the character development becomes apparent. Viewers begin to identify and feel for the characters making the story even more vivid and realistic. The best compliment I can pay this movie is that it allowed me to feel like I was up North with them during the trek!


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