Jack London (film)
Jack London, also known as The Story of Jack London, is a 1943 American biographical film made by Samuel Bronston Productions and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Alfred Santell and produced by Samuel Bronston with Joseph H. Nadel as associate producer, from a screenplay by Isaac Don Levine and Ernest Pascal based on the 1921 book The Book of Jack London by London's second wife, Charmian London.
|Directed by||Alfred Santell|
|Produced by||Samuel Bronston|
|Written by||Ernest Pascal |
Charmian London (book)
|Music by||Fredric Efrem Rich|
|Cinematography||John W. Boyle|
|Edited by||William H. Ziegler|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|December 24, 1943|
The film follows the adventures of the writer-adventurer Jack London (Michael O'Shea) who was, among other things, oyster pirate, hobo, sailor, prospector and war correspondent.
His travels in pre-war Japan reveal the Japanese aim to rule China, necessitating the domination of the USA and other countries.
The Japanese attitude to even their own people is shown as barbarous.
- Michael O'Shea as Jack London
- Susan Hayward as Charmian Kittridge
- Osa Massen as Freda Maloof
- Harry Davenport as Prof. Hilliard
- Frank Craven as Old Tom
- Virginia Mayo as Marnie
- Ralph Morgan as George Brett
- Jonathan Hale as Kerwin Maxwell
- Louise Beavers as Maurray Jeremy
- Leonard Strong as Captain Tanaka
- Regis Toomey as Scratch Nelson
- Paul Hurst as 'Lucky Luke' Lannigan
- Lumsden Hare as English Correspondent
- Hobart Cavanaugh as Mike, Saloonkeeper
- Conway Morgan as Richard Harding Davos
- Robert Homans as Captain Allen
- Wallis Clark as Theodore Roosevelt (uncredited)
- Pierre Watkin as American Consul (uncredited)