The Call of the North (1929 film)

The Call of the North
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Directed by
Written by
Produced by
Edited by
  • Hom-Film
  • Patria-Filmkunst-Produktion
Distributed by SĂĽd-Film
Release date
  • 13 September 1929 (1929-09-13)
Country Germany
Language German

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.[1] 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.



  1. ^ Parish & Canham, p. 30.


  • 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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