William Wellman's 1935 Call of the Wild, with Clark Gable and Loretta Young, was the third filmed, the first in sound, and would appear to be followed by six, count 'em, six more. The first -- 1908 -- D.W. Griffith.
Those who dislike film grain may not enjoy this exercise in Blu-ray, for Fox has done a superb job of replicating the original look of the film. While no original negative survives, what we have is still a beautiful representation of the original, with very comfortable shadow detail, nice resolution, and crisp blacks and whites.
A quality production, that holds up well after almost 80 years.
Mr. Gable and Ms Young apparently got along well during the shoot, as their daughter, Judy Lewis, was born just three months after the film's premiere.
Image - 4
Audio - 4