Call of the Wild (1935)

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During the Klondike Gold Rush, a traveler purchases a dog to lead the way toward the treasure, but reconsiders his journey when he finds a jilted married woman.


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  • Clark Gable and Arthur Housman in Call of the Wild (1935)
  • Charles Rosher in Call of the Wild (1935)
  • Clark Gable and Loretta Young in Call of the Wild (1935)
  • Clark Gable and Loretta Young in Call of the Wild (1935)
  • Clark Gable and Loretta Young in Call of the Wild (1935)

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18 March 2006 | MartinHafer
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| as long as you don't mind that it's not really CALL OF THE WILD, you are fine
If you are a lover of Jack London's CALL OF THE WILD, then you probably should skip this film, as it takes a lot of liberties with the book. In many ways, the original story is really forgotten and it's only a very rough approximation of the book. So, as a rendition of the original it stinks. BUT, if you ignore the book and just watch it for the fun of it and let go of your preconceptions, it's a wonderful film for anyone except Literature teachers.

Clark Gable is at his best and Loretta Young is absolutely beautiful in the film. While I never thought she was one of the prettiest actresses, the cinematographer really did his work and make her look radiant (I mean that in a good way--not in the CHARLOTTE'S WEB way). Jack Okie is fine as the loyal friend and the movie strongly concentrates on people and not the dog--now that's an interesting choice, huh? Overall, one of the better adventure films of the era and well worth watching.

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