Call of the Wild (1935 film)
|Call of the Wild|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||William A. Wellman|
|Produced by||Darryl F. Zanuck|
The Call of the Wild|
by Jack London
|Music by||Alfred Newman|
|Edited by||Hanson T. Fritch|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
Call of the Wild is a 1935 American adventure film based on Jack London's novel of The Call of the Wild, directed by William A. Wellman, and stars Clark Gable, Loretta Young, and Jack Oakie. The film omits all but one of the book's story lines.
A prospector heading for the Alaska gold fields loses most of his money gambling. His luck changes when he pays $250 for a sled dog to keep him from being shot by an arrogant Englishman, who is also headed for the Yukon. The prospector and his friend head off for the Yukon with a map showing the location of a major gold mine. Along the way, they rescue a woman whose missing husband owned the original map. After the dog wins them a thousand dollars used to purchase supplies, the three continue north in search of the gold mine.
- Clark Gable as Jack Thornton
- Loretta Young as Claire Blake
- Jack Oakie as 'Shorty' Hoolihan
- Reginald Owen as Mr. Smith
- Frank Conroy as John Blake
- Katherine DeMille as Marie
- Sidney Toler as Joe Groggins
- James Burke as Ole
- Charles Stevens as Francois
- Lalo Encinas as Kali
- Thomas E. Jackson as 'Tex' Rickard
- Harry Woods as 'Soapy' Smith
During the filming of Call of the Wild, Clark Gable impregnated Loretta Young, which resulted in Young's hushed-up pregnancy and the birth of their daughter Judy Lewis (1935-2011). The pregnancy was widely assumed to be the result of an affair; however, in 2015, Linda Lewis, Young's daughter-in-law, stated publicly that Young had confided to her before her death that Gable had raped Young, and that though the two had flirted on-set, there had been no affair. This was the last film released under the Twentieth Century Pictures' banner before it merged with Fox Film Corporation to create 20th Century Fox.
- The Call of the Wild (1972 film)
- The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon
- Call of the Wild (2009 film)
- Petersen, Anne Helen (July 12, 2015). "Clark Gable Accused Of Raping Co-Star". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2015-09-30.
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