Sergio Leone Web Board
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 17, 2017, 04:31:50 PM
Home Help Search Calendar Login Register
News:


+  Sergio Leone Web Board
|-+  Films of Sergio Leone
| |-+  Other Films (Moderators: cigar joe, moviesceleton, Dust Devil)
| | |-+  The Call Of The Wild (1935)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: The Call Of The Wild (1935)  (Read 956 times)
cigar joe
Moderator
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 12591


easy come easy go


View Profile
« 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

Logged

"When you feel that rope tighten on your neck you can feel the devil bite your ass"!
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Visit FISTFUL-OF-LEONE.COM

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.032 seconds with 20 queries.