Wolf Song

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Wolf Song
The Wolf Song 1929 Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Victor Fleming
Produced by
Written by
  • Keene Thompson
  • John Farrow
  • Julian Johnson (intertitles)
Story by Harvey Fergusson
Music by
Cinematography Allen Siegler
Edited by Eda Warren
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • March 30, 1929 (1929-03-30)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English intertitles

Wolf Song[1] is a 1929 American silent Western romance drama film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Gary Cooper and Lupe Vélez.[2] Based on a story by Harvey Fergusson, the film is about a man who heads out west in 1840 looking for adventure and meets a group of mountain men who take him into the Rocky Mountains to trap beavers and cats. The man meets a beautiful Mexican woman in Taos who comes from a proud and wealthy family. They fall in love and elope, and he becomes torn between his love for her and his desire for travelin'. The film contains a synchronized score and sound effects, as well as some synchronized singing sequences. This Pre-Code film is notable for showing Gary Cooper almost entirely nude as he shaves and washes in a river.[3]


Sam Lash (Gary Cooper) is a fur trapper with a randy reputation when it comes to women. But when Sam meets tempestuous Mexican damsel Lola Salazar (Velez), he falls deeply in love for the first time in his life. Lola's aristocratic father Don Solomon (Michael Vavitch) disapproves of the romance, forcing Sam to kidnap the girl and high-tail it to the mountains. After a brief period of marital contentment, Sam gets restless and leaves Lola, preferring the company of his trapper pals Gullion (Louis Wolheim) and Rube (Constantin Romanoff). But he relents and returns to his bride—making short work of his bitter enemy, Indian leader Black Wolf (George Rigas).


Lupe Velez and Gary Cooper


  • "Love Take My Heart" (Arthur J. Lamb and A. Teres)
  • "Mi Amado" (Harry Warren, Sam Lewis, and Joe Young)
  • "Yo Te Amo Means I Love You" (Richard A. Whiting and Al Bryan)[4]


  1. ^ "Wolf Song". The Library of Congress. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Wolf Song". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Wolf Song at silentera.com database
  4. ^ "Soundtracks for The Wolf Song". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 

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