The sailing vessel Cannibal has a leaking hull. The captain (Rock Hudson) reluctantly changes course for Honolulu, where one passenger (Cyd Charisse) is wanted by the law. The water rising, everyone struggles against nature to survive.
A sage of high adventure and conquest well starred by Rock Hudson
Rousing adventure set in north-western Canada, next to Alaska , in the 1870s with all the usual ingredients as thrills , emotion , including glowing colour and distinctive photography in Cinemascope . Spectacular adventure and romance in which American schooner captain Peter Keith (Rock Hudson) hopes to return to America with a cargo of furs before winter but two (Steve Cochran, Hugh O'Brian) ) determined local crooks scheme to rob Keith's cargo , boat and spouse (Marcia Henderson) . Set in the white jungle of the North in which our protagonist and his wife along with a Great Dane called Wapi , being all of them mercilessly pursued by nasty , rugged men who are after a boatload of precious hides . Then they flee in the heart of the wilderness . Both of whom will take on a death struggle , thundering terror of the avalanche , wildlife and anything else . Roaring out of the gale-lashed north .. The sage of a mighty conquest ...The sage of conquest and high adventure ¡
This shimmering picture is set in the North wildness , in the Canadian mountains, at a small village in the icy wilderness of Alaska , and specifically at the treacherous jungle of ice plenty of wild wolf attack , wild avalanche and a fight for life against fury of claws and fangs . This exciting film deals with a Wild Love Story in the Wild North and it contains adventures , thrills , an enjoyable romance and colorful outdoors well filmed by cameraman Maury Gertsman who photographs splendidly the snowbound scenarios . One of the colourful , moving and action features that Universal International Pictures trotted out with polish , professionality and much regularity in the 50s . It bears resemblance to another Universal film titled ¨The Wild North¨ by Andrew Marton with Stewart Granger , Wendell Corey and Cyd Charysse. Interesting though sometimes boring screenplay by Tom Reed based on a story by James Oliver Curwood . It's a quickie with last luster and medium-budget but it manages to be at least an enjoyable adventure movie because of it contains noisy action , sensational outdoors and outlandish as well as risked situations abound . There's some fascinating in watching the dangerous aventures of Rock Hudson and wife Marcia Henderson , being relentlessly chased , but using stocks originally shot since former films , especially on avalanche scenes . Plenty of a Hollywood all-star cast ; however ordinary script complications muddle the tale . This is a Rock Hudson adventure set in Alaska , he plays Peter Keith who along with his wife have to defend themselves against two especially mean villains . Rock starred a lot of adventure movies , such as : The Desert Hawk , Bengal Brigade , Spiral road , Battle Hymm , and Thunder of God . Rock was Douglas Sirk's fetish actor including essential titles as Taza , Magnificent obsession , Written in the wind , among others . He is well supported by Marcia Henderson who really was a pretty package and she is was worth the price of admission to see her . Support cast is very good such as : Steve Cochran , Hugh O'Brian , Chubby Johnson , Tudor Owen ,Charles Horvath, Arthur Space and Pat Hogan .
Colorful cinematography in brilliant Technicolor by Maury Gertsman , mostly shot in studios , Universal Studios City Plaza , Universal City , California . And usual exteriors filmed on location in Sun Valley, Idaho , Colorado and Universal studios , full of exciting color , and all grandeur of the wilderness captured in breathtaking images . Stirring , evocative and thrilling musical score by Frank Skinner . The motion picture produced by Howard Christie was professionally directed by Joseph Pevney , though with no originality and some moments result to be a little tiring ; as it has some flaws , gaps and failures . Pevney replaced Douglas Sirk -Hudson's regular filmmaker- who was originally set to direct the film , that's why he fell ill . Joseph Pevney was a good artisan , being well known as a very organized and precise filmmaker who was nonetheless relaxed on the set . He directed a lot of movies of all kinds of genres such as Wartime : Torpedo run , Away all boats , Air cadet . Adventures as Yankee Pasha , Tammy , Twilight for the God, Congo crossing ,Ring circus , Legion of desert . Western : Lady from Texas , The plunderers . Thriller : Undercover girl , Flesh and fury , Man of a thousand faces , Iron Man , Shakedown , The strange Door , 6 bridges to cross , Istanbul. Rating : 5.5/10 . Passable and decent adventure movie . The flick will appeal to Rock Hudson fans .
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this