Jack London (film)

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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.

Jack London
Film poster
Directed byAlfred Santell
Produced bySamuel Bronston
Written byErnest Pascal
Charmian London (book)
StarringMichael O'Shea
Susan Hayward
Music byFredric Efrem Rich
CinematographyJohn W. Boyle
Lee Garmes
Edited byWilliam H. Ziegler
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
December 24, 1943 (1943-12-24)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film starred Michael O'Shea as Jack London and Susan Hayward with Osa Massen, Harry Davenport, Frank Craven and Virginia Mayo.


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.


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