The Call of the North (1929 film)
|The Call of the North|
The Call of the North (German: Der Ruf des Nordens) is a 1929 German adventure film directed by Nunzio Malasomma and Mario Bonnard and starring Luis Trenker, Max Holzboer, and Eva von Berne. Originally produced as a silent film, it was subsequently released with an added soundtrack.
The only survivor of a polar expedition returns to try to find out what happened to his colleagues. It is similar to the tradition of mountain films, with large amounts of location footage shot, but with the setting moved to the North Pole.
The film's sets were designed by Heinrich Richter.
- Luis Trenker as Peter Helling
- Max Holzboer as Ivar Svensson
- Eva von Berne as Jane Winton
- Nico Turoff as Ivan
- Aribert Mog as Petersen
- Josef Rovenský as Der Kapitän
- Carl Walther Meyer as Der Stewart
- Paul Rehkopf as Aage
- Ernõ Szenes as Der Koch
- Lars Hanson
- Roland von Rossi
- Hugo Lehner
- Karl Falkenberg
- Arno Kozur
- Alexandra Schmitt
- Bruno Ziener
- Parish, James Robert; Canham, Kingsley (1976). Film Directors Guide: Western Europe. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-0908-6.
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