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The Sea Wolf (1941)

 -  Drama | Adventure  -  21 March 1941 (USA)
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Humphrey van Weyden, a writer, and fugitives Ruth Webster and George Leach have been given refuge aboard the sealer "Ghost," captained by the cruel Wolf Larsen. The crew mutinies against ... See full summary »

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Humphrey van Weyden, a writer, and fugitives Ruth Webster and George Leach have been given refuge aboard the sealer "Ghost," captained by the cruel Wolf Larsen. The crew mutinies against Larsen's many crimes, and though van Weyden, Ruth, and George try to escape Larsen's clutches, they find themselves drawn inexorably back to him as the "Ghost" sails toward disaster. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Jack London's great novel of terror afloat.

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Trivia

The first movie to have its world premiere on a ship: the luxury liner "America" during a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles. See more »

Goofs

Before the ferry is struck by the freighter, the captain of the ferry shouts "hard a-port", but the helmsman immediately starts turning the wheel to the right (starboard). See more »

Quotes

Humphrey Van Weyden: There's a price no man will pay for living.
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Referenced in Breakdowns of 1941 (1941) See more »

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Hello! Ma Baby
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Music by Joseph E. Howard
Lyrics by Ida Emerson
Played on piano and sung by Jeane Cowan in the bar
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Great Classic
11 February 2003 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

One of the great classics Directed by the gifted tyrant Micheal Curtiz. Every performance is excellent with Edward G. giving one of his best. Curtiz did not make boring films, this speeds along at under 90 minutes without a dull moment. The miniature work is even good, note the scene near the beginning with the row boat in the bay. That is a miniature in a tank but pretty damn convincing. Flawless and gripping.


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