The Savage Innocents Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

The Savage Innocents

Offering a beautifully photographed and detailed view of Eskimo life in the Canadian north, this epic adventure stars Anthony Quinn and marks the feature film debut of Peter O’Toole. Quinn plays Inuk, an Eskimo hunter who lives the classic pastoral existence in the frozen tundra with his fellow tribes men. Trouble comes in the form of a priest who knows nothing of Innuit ways. In typical fashion, Inuk, who has gone to a white trading post with his wife, mother-in-law and a load of furs to sell, generously offers the priest the comfort of his own wife. The priest indignantly refuses, Inuk gets offended and in accordance with Eskimo law, slays him. Having broken the white man’s law, Inuk and his family flee with the Mounties (one of whom is O’Toole-his normally eloquent voice dubbed into a crude pidgin, something to which the actor strongly objected) in hot pursuit. During the ensuing ordeal, the cross-cultural differences behind the problem surface and in the end, an unexpected form frontier justice is enacted.

Release date: Jan 1, 1961
Production Company: Paramount Pictures
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Genre: Action & Adventure,Classics,Drama

The Savage Innocents Caste and Crew
Director: Nicholas Ray,Baccio Bandini
writer: Hans Ruesch,Nicholas Ray,Franco Solinas
Anthony Quinn,Yoko Tani,Carlo Giustini,Marie Yang,Peter O’Toole,Andy Ho,Kaida Horiuchi,Yvonne Shima,Lee Montague,Anthony Chinn,Anna May Wong,Michael Chow,Ed Devereaux,Marco Guglielmi,Francis De Wolff