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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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Plot:
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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From Sanfancisco to Russia with sails! 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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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:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in El crimen del cine Oriente (1997)See more »

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5 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
From Sanfancisco to Russia with sails!, 25 June 2005
Author: raskimono

This insufficient movie was made in the fifties when a flamboyant pretty boy famous for tough, staunch, dramatic parts and deep performances decides to go the matinée idol/swashbuckler route. This movie followed Peck's earlier and similar Captain Horatio Hornblower and the Fox big budget muck, David and Bathsheba. Captain Horatio was a big hit in the United States but the fate of this movie domestically was not as good. But as many big budget productions that struggle at home, they make a killing or reduce the losses overseas as this movie was number six at the UK box office and top 10 in 1952 in many other countries. Peck is actually good in the role of the gregarious pirate - way better than in Captain Horatio where I felt he was miscast - he seems to sink his teeth into the role of a lovable scalawag with a gritty mien. He walks the part, lashes the part, and punches the part. One could only wonder why he did not bring this kind of intensity to his role of the "bad seed" in Duel in the sun. The movie sorely needed it. While this kind of movies are supposed to light and flimsy, I must say that I think this movie is way too light. Fights happen for no apparent reason than to fight. Portugee brilliantly played by the great actor Anthony Quinn is loud and lascivious and is a great counterpart to Peck's ravenous appetite for calamity. The plot so to speak involves a Russian girl who does not want to leave the haven of San Francisco to return to the obviously evil and vile fiancée. So she needs to get on a boat to get her out. Enter Peck, romance and love. But alas, Mr. Vile and Evil shows up, twirling mustache in hand and kidnaps her. The rest of this movie is as follows................... You get the point. Raoul Walsh who was one of Hollywood's most successful directors at the box office with very few flops throughout his career directs the action scenes with unusual zest even for him. The score is rousing and gives the sailing sequences a palpating calumny. Blyth is terrible in this role and I don't even think she is very pretty. She does not even try to do a Russian accent but speaks with a clear mid-western undertone. And last of all, the final line in this movie is surely a contender for one of the corniest lines ever delivered on screen. You have hear it and see the shot that follows and try not to laugh out loud.

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