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I never thought about doing a dog sled adventure until viewing this film. The photography for this well acted story is like a spiritual experience.
Men & Nature
Snow crested mountains and beautiful streams are back drop for Stuart Granger in this inspiring film. Just to see the film's setting is a visual treat but the theme about the character of men in survival conditions is worthy of the film's scenic splendor. The history of the French Canadian voyager underlies the simple plot. It's just too bad the role of the Native American woman wasn't expanded.
two men and a dogsled
- carol jennings
I've just emerged from viewing half of the film--sans audio or subtitles--while biking at the local 'Y'. It was a thoroughly enjoyable flick, and understandable despite the lack of dialogue. The single oddity was Stewart Granger's gorgeous bronzed tan, in the middle of the snowy wild. I'm from the Midwest, where you do not sport a tan in January unless you've been wherever Stewart Granger had been before he got lost in the snowy wild.Do put it on DVD. Now that I've seen the Huskies and the wolves, I really must see that kitten!
And the Oscar goes to... The Kitten!
- film lover 293
This sub-par "northern" is notable for the scenery (MGM splurged and shot part of the film in the Rocky Mountains), and for the fact that its three main players (Stewart Granger, Wendell Corey, & Cyd Charisse) are upstaged & outacted by a kitten the whole movie long, from beginning to end. The rest of the animal cast gets a special Oscar as well, in particular one Siberian Husky who yawns and then scratches himself during a "fight" scene against wolves (they look to be Siberian Huskies also). Cyd Charisses' next film was Singin' in the Rain (1952). If you watch the film in the right state of mind, you can have a fairly entertaining two hours. If you expect a good film, you'll be disappointed. One and 1/2 stars out of five on the overall rating. On the "So Bad it's Good" scale, two and 1/2 stars out of five.
At Least There's a Kitten
I watched all of this movie, but it was hard to do so because of Granger's French accent. It was terrible! I like Granger, but in this movie he was driving me nuts every time he talked. The story seemed okay, nothing special. The scenery was nice. And it had a kitten in it.
why is the most important scene missing?
I've seen this movie several times.....it's great and has beautiful sceneryof the wild north in Canada. It also has a great story line. But what perturbs me is this: the first time I saw this movie (probably in the 1980s) I got to see the accidental shooting of the guy in the canoe, so the audience knows Jules is innocent. Each time I've seen the movie since (at least 3 times), that very important scene is missing! The audience does not know for sure Jules is innocent! All the audience gets to see is Jules and the Indian girl throwing the victim's stuff in the river. The best I remember the accident was they were all canoeing through rough rapids and the bad guy tries to kill Jules (he is still carrying a grudge from the night before) Jules manages to get his rifle and at that moment the canoe hits a rock in the water, Jules stumbles and the gun fires. The attacker is killed. The Indian girl is his witness that it was an accident. But it was self-defense in my book. Anyway, with all the stuff on TV today, i cannot imagine they have censored this scene out! What a shame. But the movie is still worth watching.....Jules winds up rescuing the Mountie who is " bringing his man in."
Unintentional comedy classic.
Fairly dull he-men in the north epic. But if you know the real case (or even life in Canada's north) you'll have a hoot. The real case had a Mountie bringing a mentally disturbed man 400 miles for treatment. He spent so long with him he had a breakdown as well (and recovered, thank heavens). By the time this epic's done, the sick man is an evil genius trying to make his captor nuts, and the Mountie, who in reality risked his life to save him, a weak-willed coward. The Mountie has the wrong hat on, wolves apparently lurk in the woods waiting to attack... oh my.
Action at it's best
fugitive trapper (Granger) uses expertise knowledge to avoid the long arm of the law. Canadian mounty (Windell Cory) is dedicated and determined to get his man. Fantastic movie.
The Wild North
A fine film, entertaining. Should be on home video. Stewart Granger does a excellent job as usual. Please put it on video for all Stewart Granger fans.
Please release on DVD
- Alan Fewel
Its a great family film and more worthy than most to be put on DVD
action packed,with emotion
a great flick,got to get it if ever available. stewart granger is outstanding,in a sought after man accused of murder. taking place in the canadian mountains with all the adverse conditions one could encounter by a soul mountie bringing in a fugitive.hope you and I get to see it.
- PAMELA BETH GERVAIS
my mother is asking me to try and get this wonderful movie in cd form. It is a movie that is so entertaining that seen 40 years ago it still rings a bell. Decision maker on this please release. thank you