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Jack London (1943)

Episodes in the adventurous life of the American novelist (1876-1916).

Director:

Alfred Santell

Writers:

Charmian London (book), Ernest Pascal (written for the screen by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Shea ... Jack London
Susan Hayward ... Charmian Kittredge
Osa Massen ... Freda Maloof
Harry Davenport ... Prof. Hilliard
Frank Craven ... Old Tom
Virginia Mayo ... Mamie
Ralph Morgan ... George Brett
Jonathan Hale ... Kerwin Maxwell
Louise Beavers ... Mammy Jenny
Leonard Strong ... Captain Tanaka
Regis Toomey ... Scratch Nelson
Albert Van Antwerp Albert Van Antwerp ... French Frank (as Albert van Antwerp)
Paul Hurst ... 'Lucky Luke' Lannigan
Lumsden Hare ... English Correspondent
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Mike, Saloonkeeper
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Storyline

Episodes in the novelist's life: In 1890, young Jack London quits a cannery job to try oyster piracy. Later, he signs on for a sealing voyage, tries Yukon prospecting and a brief university career, loving and leaving women along the way. Instead of riches, he gets story ideas. Suddenly, he finds success and a delectable lady; but the urge to adventure won't let him go. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The true adventures of America's rugged and remarkable hero! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

24 December 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Jack London See more »

Filming Locations:

Belden, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecast of this film in New York City occurred Saturday 17 April 1948 on WNBT (Channel 4), followed by Philadelphia Sunday 10 October 1948 on WCAU (Channel 10), by Boston Saturday 1 January 1949 on WBZ (Channel 4), by St. Louis Friday 21 January 1949 on KSD (Channel 5), by Los Angeles Tuesday 8 March 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4), and by Chicago Sunday 12 February 1950 on WNBQ (Channel 5). See more »

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The outstanding parts of a writer's life
18 September 2005 | by shrfchasgSee all my reviews

This movie covers some highlights of the writer's life, and shows the variety of his encounters.

There's one point of interest that stands out. He is on assignment to report of the outbreak of a war, and using a combination of methods, gets into areas unapproved for correspondents. About 75 min. into the movie the script follows a Japanese military officer describing a haunting plan for his country to take charge to rule of all the world. It would be a step at a time, involving china, etc. and finally the USA. he states that it may take " a hundred years, but it will be done".

Well, it hasn't been carried out as they had it down. But it seems to becoming as such, as they are buying and moving into America more as time progresses. It's eerie this movie made in 1943 predicted this similar outcome!!


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