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The Call of the Wild (1972)

PG | | Adventure, Family | March 1975 (USA)
A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog.


Ken Annakin


Federico De Urrutia (Italian version), Hubert Frank (German version) | 4 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlton Heston ... John Thornton
Michèle Mercier ... Calliope Laurent
Raimund Harmstorf ... Pete (as Raymond Harmstorf)
George Eastman ... Black Burton
Maria Rohm ... Mercedes
Juan Luis Galiardo ... Seze
Sancho Gracia ... Taglish Charlie
Friedhelm Lehmann Friedhelm Lehmann ... Charles
Horst Heuck Horst Heuck ... Hal
Rik Battaglia ... Dutch Harry
Alf Malland Alf Malland ... Constantine
Alfredo Mayo ... Judge Miller
Sverre Wilberg Sverre Wilberg ... Colonel
Olov Pedersen Olov Pedersen ... Red Sweater
Per Amvik Per Amvik ... François


A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog.

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Release Date:

March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vadon szava See more »

Filming Locations:

Lapland, Finland See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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According to Charlton Heston, the scenes in Dead Horse Pass were filmed with the real thing, provided by a local slaughterhouse. See more »


John Thornton: You hit that dog one more time, I'm gonna kill ya.
Hal: Go to hell! He's mine and I'll do what I like with him.
John Thornton: I shot four varmints already this morning. One more don't matter none to me.
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Mr. London, please call your office in Heaven
24 March 2006 | by inspectors71See all my reviews

If you're looking for a classic piece of literature transferred to film, and you see this 1972 "version" of Jack London's classic on the kiddies' shelf at the library (no self-respecting video store should stock this thing), move on. This is, quite simply, the most incompetent film I've ever seen.

I'm not sure if it's the wooden acting, the muddy dubbing, the pinking-shears editing, the outtake-quality colors, or the lack of any relationship between the plot in the book and the movie, but my only question for the people who made this Mystery Science Theatre 3000-grade garbage is, "Were you aware you were making cinematic doggy poo?"

After reading the book, my seventh-grade English class was very interested in seeing a film version of the book. It didn't take long for one of the more eloquent 13 year olds to ask, "Can Jack London's family sue the people who made this movie?"

I wanted to say, "Yes, a class action lawsuit!"

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