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The World in His Arms (1952)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, History | 9 October 1952 (USA)
In San Francisco in 1850, a Russian Countess runs away from an arranged marriage to a Russian Prince and falls into the arms of an American sea captain who occasionally poaches seals in Russian Alaska.

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Borden Chase (screenplay), Horace McCoy (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gregory Peck ... Capt. Jonathan Clark
Ann Blyth ... Countess Marina Selanova
Anthony Quinn ... Portugee
John McIntire ... Deacon Greathouse
Carl Esmond ... Prince Semyon
Andrea King ... Mamie
Eugenie Leontovich ... Anna Selanova
Hans Conried ... Eustace - Hotel Clerk
Rhys Williams ... Eben Cleggett
Sig Ruman ... General Ivan Vorashilov
Gregory Gaye ... Colonel Paul Shushaldin (as Gregory Gay)
Bill Radovich Bill Radovich ... Ogeechuk
Bryan Forbes ... William Cleggett
Henry Kulky ... Peter, Russian Servant
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Storyline

Roistering sea captain Jonathan Clark, who poaches seal pelts from Russian Alaska, meets and woos Russian countess Marina in 1850 San Francisco. Events separate them, but after an exciting sea race to the Pribilof Islands they meet again; now, both are in danger from the schemes of villainous Prince Semyon. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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sea | alaska | race | prince | countess | See All (33) »

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A salty sea captain, a beautiful Russian countess, and the love that would span an ocean. See more »


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Country:

USA

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English | Russian | Portuguese

Release Date:

9 October 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rex Beach's The World in His Arms See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The flogging of Capt. Clark ranks 96th in the book, "Lash! The 100 Great Scenes of Men Being Whipped in the Movies." However, no such flogging occurs in the novel on which this movie is based. See more »

Goofs

When the Pilgrim is pursuing the Santa Isabella, the ships are shown leaning to port. Shots of Ogeechuk using the telescope show him standing as though the boat deck is flat. See more »

Quotes

Paul Shushaldin: I advise you to find a crew within 48 hours. I'm not a man to be trifled with.
Portugee: Me, I don't trifle with men either.
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Referenced in El crimen del cine Oriente (1997) See more »

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Not as grand as the title suggests, but a Good Movie
14 December 2011 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Gregory Peck is a pirate that sails his ship all over the northern pacific. He picks up, or gets picked by the Russian countess to extricate her from her fiancé, and take her to Alaska. He winds up in heap of trouble as a result, but during their voyage both fall in love with each other that leads him into even more trouble.

Very good movie about a daring ship captain, and the romance that goes with it. There's something about a high seas adventure that's both romantic and exciting. Add a romance between a rough sea captain and a noble lady, you have one excellent romantic adventure that appeals to all audiences. I've seen this movie since I was a kid, and always enjoyed it every time I saw it.

This is one of the best pirate theme movie made in the golden age of Hollywood. It's still entertaining to watch after half a century of time.


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