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Title: The Call Of The Wild (1935)
Post by: cigar joe on April 26, 2010, 07:56:52 AM
Dir by William Wellman, with Clark Gable as Jack Thornton, Loretta Young as Claire Blake,  the great  Jack Oakie  as Shorty' Hoolihan
with Reginald Owen  as pompous English villian, Mr. Smith and Frank Conroy, Katherine DeMille, Sidney Toler.  Its more end of the frontier a sub genre Western similar to the Zapata in that respect, the Klondike/Alaskan Gold Rush Western in line with "The Far Country", "North To Alaska", the last of which that is borderline being "Death Hunt".

Not bad not great watchable, here is the synopsis from Imdb,

"Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep him from being shot by an arrogant Englishman also headed for the Yukon. En route to the Yukon with Shorty Houlihan -- who spent time in jail for opening someone else's letter with a map of where gold is to be found -- Jack rescues a woman whose husband was the addressee of that letter. Buck helps Jack win a $1,000 bet to get the supplies he needs. And when Jack and Claire Blake pet Buck one night, fingers touch."

The English villain gets a memorable comeuppance, and I like Jack Oakie, 6.5-7/10