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Nanook of the North
Also known as Nanook l’esquimau in France
(1922) American
B&W : Six reels
Directed by Robert J. Flaherty

Cast: Nanook [himself], Nyla [herself], Allee, Cunayou, Comock

Revillon Frères production; distributed by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated. / Cinematography by Robert J. Flaherty. Intertitles by Carl Stearns Clancy and Robert J. Flaherty. Editing assistant, Charles Gelb. / © 17 May 1922 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [LU17888]. Released 11 June 1922. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Revillon Frères, a fur company, produced the film. The film was rereleased with synchronized soundtrack in 1939.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.3779.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Animals: Dogs, Whales - Eskimos - Harpoons - Ice - Igloos

Listing updated: 9 January 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F2 n. F2.3779; Bardèche-History pp. 211, 297; Bohn-Light pp. xxiii, 280, 370-372, 373, 380-381; Everson-American p. 176, 235, 254; Gallagher-Ford p. 147; Kael-Kiss pp. 316, 324; Kerr-Silent p. 23; Lee-Not p. 150; Leish-Cinema pp. 52, 53; Limbacher-Feature p. 170; Maltin-Guide p. 884; McIlroy-Ireland p. 27; Sherwood-Best pp. xvii, xviii, 3-8, 179; Shipman-Cinema p. 78; Shirley-Australian p. 135; Sinyard-Silent pp. 120, 122-124, 141; Sklar-Movie p. 95.

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