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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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An exciting colorful adventure, very entertaining... 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:
Portugee:My friend we don't sail on no tide.
Paul Shushaldin:Huh?
Portugee:We got no crew.
Paul Shushaldin:But you told me you had a crew!
Portugee:That's for true. This morning I have crew. You see them boys? Best crew in whole world. I steal them from Boston Man. Now, no crew! Boston Man steal them back... I think he is a thief.
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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
An exciting colorful adventure, very entertaining..., 2 February 2000

In old San Francisco, Marina Selanova (Ann Blyth) - a dark-haired Russian countess on the run from imminent union to the ambitious prince Semyon (Carl Esmond) - implores Captain Jonathan Clark (Gregory Peck) to take her to Alaska after been rejected by his eternal rival Portugee (Anthony Quinn).

Jonathan, an American seal pirate, falls for the diminutive, fresh-faced brunette, while giving her a midnight tour of San Francisco—an impressive similar situation to Peck-Audrey Hepburn in William Wyler's "Roman Holiday."

On the eve of their wedding day, her odious Russian fiancé kidnaps her, and sails for Alaska taking her on his gunboat... He promises to kill her uncle unless she married him as it was originally planned...

The film's highlight is the outstanding windswept race between two boats led by Peck and Quinn from San Francisco harbor to the Fur Seal Islands off the coast of Alaska, with the winner acquiring the other's ship and crew to rescue the lovely heroine...

With her slightly oriental eyes and pleasant lyric soprano voice, Ann Blyth provides feminine decoration for this epic adventure...

Anthony Quinn gives a high-spirited performance as the cunning, sympathetic thief... Quinn is challenged in the film in a 'trial of strength,' an amusing drinking and wrestling bout..

Raoul Walsh's direction is simple, direct and muscular... As a popular entertainer he is confident with a sense of humor... His actions, fury, spirit, skill, ambition and unrestrained dreams remain his forte...

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