The Savage is Loose

1974, 114m, 35mm, U.S.

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Screened May 18, 2017

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A singular castaway drama with an overt oedipal basis. On a tropical island in the early 1900s, George C. Scott is drawn into a deadly struggle with his adolescent son for sexual dominion over the island’s only woman—mother Trish Van Devere (Scott’s then real-life wife). A dark psychological parable about the conflict between civilized morality and the call of the wild. Print courtesy of The Academy Film Archive

A film by George C. Scott