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Director:
Writers:
Borden Chase (screenplay)
Horace McCoy (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
4 July 1952 (France) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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434th Review: Great fun boys adventure - with some excellent sailing sequences See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 ... Ogeechuk
Bryan Forbes ... William Cleggett
Henry Kulky ... Peter, Russian Servant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carl Andre ... Seaman (uncredited)
Roman Arnoldoff ... Captain Feodor (uncredited)
Suzan Ball ... (uncredited)
Gregg Barton ... Seaman (uncredited)
Frederic Berest ... Cossack Officer (uncredited)
George Blagoi ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Frank Chase ... Seaman (uncredited)
Peter Chong ... Wung Lo (uncredited)
Leo Curley ... Bartender (uncredited)
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ... 'Shanghai' Kelley (uncredited)
Carli Elinor ... Leader (uncredited)
Richard Farmer ... Guest (voice) (uncredited)
Lee Tung Foo ... Chinese Proprietor (uncredited)
James Fowler ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Diane Garrett ... Mamie's Girl (uncredited)
Augie Gomez ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Carl Harbaugh ... Seaman (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward ... Guest (uncredited)
Dave Kashner ... Whip Man (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Guest (uncredited)
Syl Lamont ... José (uncredited)
Gregg Martell ... Seaman (uncredited)
June McCall ... Mamie's Girl (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Guest (uncredited)
John McKee ... Seaman (uncredited)
Shepard Menken ... Officer (uncredited)
Leo Mostovoy ... Nicholas (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ... Tough Sailor (uncredited)
Tudor Owen ... Old Sailor (uncredited)
Arthur Page ... Minister (uncredited)
Milicent Patrick ... Lena (uncredited)
Hugh Prosser ... Mounted Cossack Officer (uncredited)
Susan Randall ... Mamie's Girl (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Tough Sailor (uncredited)
George Scanlan ... Seaman (uncredited)
Phil Schumacher ... Carriage Driver (uncredited)
Simon E. Viescas ... Malu (uncredited)
Eve Whitney ... Lilly (uncredited)

Directed by
Raoul Walsh 
 
Writing credits
Borden Chase (screenplay)

Horace McCoy (additional dialogue)

Rex Beach (novel)

Produced by
Aaron Rosenberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Skinner 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Metty (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Gross 
 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Bernard Herzbrun 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Julia Heron 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
 
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Curtis Havens .... second unit director (as James C. Havens)
Phil Bowles .... assistant director (uncredited)
George Lollier .... assistant director (uncredited)
Frank Shaw .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Corson Jowett .... sound
 
Special Effects by
David S. Horsley .... special photography
 
Stunts
Fred Carson .... stunt double: Anthony Quinn (uncredited)
Fred Graham .... fight double: Gregory Peck (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Harold Belfer .... dances
William Fritzsche .... technicolor color consultant
Serge Bertensson .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Alice Krasiva .... stand-in: Ann Blyth (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rex Beach's The World in His Arms" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
104 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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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:
Eustace, Hotel Clerk:[indicating the Portugee] Er, this gentleman is with your party?
Jonathan Clark:This gentleman is no gentleman. He's a sea-going thief who makes his living stealing seals from the Russians. He neither bathes, shaves, nor knows the feel of good clean linen. When the moon is bright, he stays out all night and howls like a dog, then curls up and sleeps on the floor till midday. That right, Portugee?
Portugee:He knows me pretty good.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Return of Don Camillo (1953)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
434th Review: Great fun boys adventure - with some excellent sailing sequences, 21 June 2011
Author: intelearts from the big screen

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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