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The World in His Arms ()


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In San Francisco in 1850, a Russian Countess runs away from an arranged marriage to a Russian Prince and falls into the arms of an American sea captain who occasionally poaches seals in Russian Alaska.

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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
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Peter, Russian Servant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carl Andre ...
Seaman (uncredited)
Roman Arnoldoff ...
Captain Feodor (uncredited)
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Seaman (uncredited)
Frederic Berest ...
Cossack Officer (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Frank Chase ...
Seaman (uncredited)
Peter Chong ...
Wung Lo (uncredited)
Leo Curley ...
Bartender (uncredited)
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'Shanghai' Kelley (uncredited)
Carli Elinor ...
Leader (uncredited)
Richard Farmer ...
Guest (uncredited) (voice)
Lee Tong Foo ...
Chinese Proprietor (uncredited)
James Fowler ...
Bellhop (uncredited)
Diane Garrett ...
Mamie's Girl (uncredited)
Augie Gomez ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Seaman (uncredited)
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Guest (uncredited)
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Whip Man (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Guest (uncredited)
Syl Lamont ...
José (uncredited)
Gregg Martell ...
Seaman (uncredited)
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Mamie's Girl (uncredited)
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Guest (uncredited)
John McKee ...
Seaman (uncredited)
Shepard Menken ...
Officer (uncredited)
Leo Mostovoy ...
Nicholas (uncredited)
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Tough Sailor (uncredited)
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Old Sailor (uncredited)
Arthur Page ...
Minister (uncredited)
Milicent Patrick ...
Lena (uncredited)
Hugh Prosser ...
Mounted Cossack Officer (uncredited)
Susan Randall ...
Mamie's Girl (uncredited)
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Tough Sailor (uncredited)
George Scanlan ...
Seaman (uncredited)
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Carriage Driver (uncredited)
Simon E. Viescas ...
Malu (uncredited)
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Lilly (uncredited)

Directed by

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Raoul Walsh

Written by

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Borden Chase ... (screenplay)
 
Horace McCoy ... (additional dialogue)
 
Rex Beach ... (novel)

Produced by

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Aaron Rosenberg ... producer

Music by

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Frank Skinner

Cinematography by

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Russell Metty ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Frank Gross

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Alexander Golitzen
Bernard Herzbrun

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Russell A. Gausman
Julia Heron

Costume Design by

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Bill Thomas

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Joan St. Oegger ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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)

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William Nunley ... props

Sound Department

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Leslie I. Carey ... sound
Corson Jowett ... sound

Special Effects by

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David S. Horsley ... special photography

Stunts

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Fred Carson ... stunt double: Anthony Quinn (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... fight double: Gregory Peck (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward ... stunts (uncredited)
Jock Mahoney ... stunt double Gregory Peck (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Joseff-Hollywood ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Harold Belfer ... dances
William Fritzsche ... technicolor color consultant
Serge Bertensson ... dialogue director (uncredited)
Reynold Brown ... movie poster art (uncredited)
Alice Krasiva ... stand-in: Ann Blyth (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines A salty sea captain, a beautiful Russian countess, and the love that would span an ocean. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Rex Beach's The World in His Arms (United States)
  • Capitaine téméraire (France)
  • Le monde lui appartient (France)
  • El mundo en sus manos (Spain)
  • O Mundo nos Seus Braços (Portugal)
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  • 104 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Screenwriter Borden Chase claimed that this was planned as a star vehicle for John Wayne, and that an extensive rewrite was needed to accommodate Gregory Peck in the lead role. 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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Return of Don Camillo (1953). 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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