The White Dawn (1974)

Jul 21, 1974 | Adventure, Drama, General Film, History

Director: Philip Kaufman

Writer(s): James Houston (novel and screenplay), Martin Ransohoff (adaptation), Thomas Rickman (screenplay)

Starring: Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr., Joanasie Salamonie, Simonie Kopapik, Pilitak, Sagiaktok, Munamee Sako, Pitseolai Kili, Meetook Mallee, Seemee Nookiguak, Sakkeassie, Akshooyooliak, Nilak Butler, Oolipika Joamie, Higa Ipeelie, Jacob Partridge, Ashoona Kilabuck, Namonai Ashoona, Aupalotak Simonee, Atcheelak

Synopsis: In 1896, three whalers are stranded in the Arctic North Canada and seek refuge with an Eskimo tribe. Gradually, they gain control with the Eskimo village and introduce gambling, booze, theft, and their special variation of sex. In the beginning, the Eskimos accept it, but slowly the cultural tension starts growing.

Release Date: July 21, 1974 (USA) | Length: 110 min | Genre: Adventure, Drama, History | MPAA Rating: Unknown