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The World in His Arms (1952)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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
Carl Esmond ...
Prince Semyon
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Mamie
Eugenie Leontovich ...
Anna Selanova
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Eustace, Hotel Clerk
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Eben Cleggett
Sig Ruman ...
General Ivan Vorashilov
Gregory Gaye ...
Colonel Paul Shushaldin (as Gregory Gay)
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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Release Date:

4 July 1952 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Rex Beach's The World in His Arms  »

Box Office

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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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Jonathan Clark: Let's see what part of Russia you come from.
[leans in to kiss her]
Countess Marina Selanova: [moving away] Not from that part.
Jonathan Clark: Oh?
Countess Marina Selanova: Perhaps, not so quickly. In my part of Russia it is the custom to at least ask the girl's name before you kiss her.
Jonathan Clark: Oh... Well, you see, in America we kiss first and ask later.
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Referenced in The Return of Don Camillo (1953) See more »

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434th Review: Great fun boys adventure - with some excellent sailing sequences
21 June 2011 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

Sometimes you just want to watch real adventure and romance and escape. TWWIHA is that and more, shot in Technicolor and full of character and characters this is escapist melodrama at its best.

Gregory Peck plays the Boston Man, a sailor and a sealer, who lands in port and finds love unexpectedly with a Russian countess. Set against the politics of the purchase of Alaska the film spends the first hour in port and then follows 20 minutes of the best sailing sequences caught on film: two tall masters sailing fullspeed and captured to great effect on film, with gaff sails, bumkins, and bowsprits furling this is one of my favorite sailing scenes from any film.

All in all, this is a wonderful romantic adventure film and a terrific way to spend a rainy afternoon.


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