The Wolf Hunters (1949 film)
The Wolf Hunters is a 1949 American western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Kirby Grant, Jan Clayton and Edward Norris. It was based on the novel of the same title by James Oliver Curwood, which had previously been adapted in 1926 as The Wolf Hunters and in 1934 as The Trail Beyond starring John Wayne, Noah Beery, Sr. and Noah Beery, Jr.. The film was the second in a series of ten films featuring Kirby Grant as a Canadian Mountie.
|The Wolf Hunters|
|Directed by||Budd Boetticher|
|Produced by||Lindsley Parsons|
William F. Broidy (associate producer)
|Written by||James Oliver Curwood |
|Starring||Kirby Grant |
|Music by||Edward J. Kay|
|Cinematography||William A. Sickner|
|Edited by||Ace Herman|
|Distributed by||Monogram Pictures|
|October 30, 1949|
- Kirby Grant as RCMP Corporal Rod Webb
- Jan Clayton as Renée
- Edward Norris as Paul Lautrec
- Helen Parrish as Marcia Cameron
- Charles Lang as J. L. McTavish
- Ted Hecht as Muskoka
- Luther Crockett as Supt. Edward Cameron
- Elizabeth Root as Minnetaki
- Chinook as Chinook, Webb's dog
Budd Boetticher later recalled, "Monogram! That was really second rate! Wolf Hunters was an outdoor picture, kind of an "in the snow" thing, and I put all my friends in it who were out of work. Jan clayton, Kirby Grant, everyone I knew who was out of a job. It was twelve days; just terrible."
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- Drew p.225
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