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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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Der Seewolf  »

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Trivia

George Raft declined the role of George Leach because it was too small. 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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Version of Barricade (1950) 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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A rough sea captain is put to the test.
30 October 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best remembered version of the Jack London tale. A ruthless and savvy sea captain(Edward G. Robinson)reluctantly rescues a shipwreck and puts his unplanned passengers to work on his ship. Soon he is forced to deal with an enraged, rebellious crew. Directed expertly by Michael Curtiz.

Robinson is great as the meglomaniacal master of the ship. Outstanding performances from Ida Lupino and John Garfield. Also in supporting roles are Howard Da Silva, Barry Fitzgerald and Alexander Knox. Watch this in tandem with another Curtiz swashbuckler SEA HAWK(1940)along with popcorn shrimp and dramamine...talk about adventure.


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