The Wild North is an American film back from 1952. Movie is full of adventures. This film is inspired form the book titled The Wild North. Releasing date of the movie was 28 March 1952. Running time of the movie is around 97 minutes. This movies is the first movie to be released in ansco color. Total budget of the film was approx. $1,282,000 . The total collection the film did at the box office is $4,007,000.
There are other names by which movie is known. Few names are The Big North, Constant Pedley, The constable pedley story, The Wild North Country and north country.
Andrew Marton is the director of the movie. Writer of the film is Frank Fenton. Stephen Ames is the Producer. Distributor of the film is Loew’s Inc.
Story of the film is quite interesting. A mountain trapper is suspected for the murder. He is given an opportunity to prove his innocence. He has limited time and have to prove it before he is caught by the Mounties. By the end he finally finds the accused killer who killed with help of Canadian wilderness.
Ratings of the movie are average. IMDb rated movie 6.6 out of 10. 3.1 out 5 is the rating given by Letter boxed.
Stewart Granger as Jules Vincent. Wendell Corey as Constable Pedley. Cyd Charisse as Indian Girl. Morgan Farley as Father Simon. J.M. Kerrigan as Callahan. Howard Petrie as Brody. Houseley Stevenson as Old Man. Lewis Martin as Sergeant. John War Eagle as Indian Chief. Ray Teal as Ruger. Clancy Cooper as Sloan.
Film has been filmed on 10 different locations which are listed below:
- Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA
- Sun Valley, Idaho, USA
- Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios – 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA it is a studio.
- Galena Summit, Idaho, USA
- Clear water River, Idaho, USA
- Hood River, Oregon, USA
- Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA
Views of critics
By Bosley Crowther for The New York Times critically reviewed The Wild North. He said, ” that the picture is not of a consistent, neither in its narration nor in its photography. He didn’t liked how he executed the film. There are high points and many low points in its fiction tale of how a French Canadian woodsman goes and brings in a Mountie.
Low points are needed to be work on but it seems like they were in hurry to release the film. The high points are reached in a sequence showing a battle of the two men with wolves and in another recording their transit of a boiling rapids in a bobbing canoe. It was kind of funny at a point. The low points are touched when they are struggling through the obvious snow.