My Movies Collection
This is the engrossing story of courage and survival in the Canadian wilderness. When Nikki is separated from his fur trader master, the dog begins a spectacular odyssey back to his owner. This 73-minute feature has absolutely breathtaking animal and nature photography and the action is plentiful and absorbing. Especially forward-thinking for its time (1961) are its declaration that Indians don't deserve to be treated as slaves, but as equals in the quest to trap animals, and its assertion that dog fights are "cruel, savage, not human, and bloodthirsty.