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The World in His Arms (1952)

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 ... See full summary »

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Capt. Jonathan Clark
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Countess Marina Selanova
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Portugee
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Deacon Greathouse
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Prince Semyon
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Mamie
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Anna Selanova
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Eustace - Hotel Clerk
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Eben Cleggett
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General Ivan Vorashilov
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Colonel Paul Shushaldin (as Gregory Gay)
Bill Radovich ...
Ogeechuk
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William Cleggett
Henry Kulky ...
Peter, Russian Servant
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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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Danger...Excitement...Romance Sweep the Screen! See more »


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4 July 1952 (France)  »

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Rex Beach's The World in His Arms  »

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$3,000,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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

Jonathan Clark: We *shall* be married!
Countess Marina Selanova: After the hanging? Or before?
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Gregory Peck (1962) See more »

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Not as grand as the title suggests, but a Good Movie
14 December 2011 | by (United States) – See 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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