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The Jack London Story

Released Dec 24, 1943 1h 32m Biography List
Reviews 12% Audience Score 50+ Ratings This biopic portrays thrill-seeking writer Jack London (Michael O'Shea) and his travels in the late 19th and early 20th century. London becomes an oyster pirate, prospects in the Klondike, lives as a hobo and works as a sailor and war reporter. After several romantic adventures, he marries his publisher's secretary, Charmian (Susan Hayward), who accepts his frenetic lifestyle. London then witnesses the brutality of the Imperial Japanese army and tries to warn others of their hostile intentions. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com A routine biopicture, with some anachronistic notes, mostly known for Frederic Rich's Oscar-nominated score. Rated: C+ Dec 15, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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kevin w A typical Hollywood biopic, typically overblown, but undercut by the star, Michael O'Shea, who seems a one note actor whose feet are too small for the part given him (although the attempt is plain to see), which might be why he is not remembered. The focus of the film at the final portion on London's Japanese adventure strain credulity. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member good biography picture Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member A very good film. I'll be posting this film on my page on, Monday. Hope U guys come on over and check it out. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member <a href="http://candidcriticism.blogspot.com/2007/08/jack-london-1943.html" target="_blank">Read the full review...</a> Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member London surely had an exciting life some of which is shown here but leading man O'Shea has the screen charisma of lint and without a compelling center the film just plods along. Susan Hayward, exuding more presence and star quality in her small part than O"Shea ever would is wasted in a nothing part. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member The acting is below par, particularly Milo O'Shea, the direction is a little heavy handed and sloppy. Good score though, fair story but it is entertaining. Very Hollywoodized story of Jack London's life. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis This biopic portrays thrill-seeking writer Jack London (Michael O'Shea) and his travels in the late 19th and early 20th century. London becomes an oyster pirate, prospects in the Klondike, lives as a hobo and works as a sailor and war reporter. After several romantic adventures, he marries his publisher's secretary, Charmian (Susan Hayward), who accepts his frenetic lifestyle. London then witnesses the brutality of the Imperial Japanese army and tries to warn others of their hostile intentions.
Director
Alfred Santell
Producer
Samuel Bronston
Screenwriter
Ernest Pascal
Distributor
United Artists
Production Co
Samuel Bronston Productions
Genre
Biography
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 24, 1943, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 20, 2015
Runtime
1h 32m
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