DirectorWilliam A. Wellman Music directorAlfred Newman CountryUnited States
Release dateAugust 9, 1935 (1935-08-09) (USA) Based onThe Call of the Wild
by Jack London WriterJack London (story), Gene Fowler (screenplay), Leonard Praskins (screenplay) ScreenplayGene Fowler, Leonard Praskins CastClark Gable (Jack Thornton), Loretta Young (Claire Blake), Jack Oakie ('Shorty' Hoolihan), Reginald Owen (Mr. Smith), Frank Conroy (John Blake), Katherine DeMille (Marie) Similar moviesThe Martian, Avatar, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Into the Grizzly Maze, The Edge, The Grey
TaglineAn Epic Novel . . . An Epic Picture !
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The 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 The 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.