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      Lure of the Wilderness

      Released Jul 16, 1952 1h 32m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews Zack Tyler (Tom Tully) and his son, Ben (Jeffrey Hunter), are fur trappers living near Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp. In the swamp, the two discover Jim Harper (Walter Brennan), a fugitive who has been unjustly accused of a killing, and his daughter, Laurie (Jean Peters), who has developed very few social skills due to her years spent living in the wild. Zack becomes convinced of Jim's innocence and attempts to set up a proper criminal defense, while Ben and Laurie begin to fall in love. Read More Read Less

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      Francois Truffaut Cahiers du Cinéma Lure of the Wilderness is, above all, a film to avoid. Apr 4, 2022 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews If you saw the original, there's no need to see this version. Rated: B- Apr 6, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Zack Tyler (Tom Tully) and his son, Ben (Jeffrey Hunter), are fur trappers living near Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp. In the swamp, the two discover Jim Harper (Walter Brennan), a fugitive who has been unjustly accused of a killing, and his daughter, Laurie (Jean Peters), who has developed very few social skills due to her years spent living in the wild. Zack becomes convinced of Jim's innocence and attempts to set up a proper criminal defense, while Ben and Laurie begin to fall in love.
      Director
      Jean Negulesco
      Screenwriter
      Louis Lantz
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 16, 1952, Limited
      Runtime
      1h 32m