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The Seawolf 

Der Seewolf (original title)
The writer Humphrey van Weyden gets overboard in 1906 in a shipwreck in the fog in the Bay of San Francisco and is rescued by a seal catcher, the schooner Ghost under the brutal Captain Wolf Larsen.






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Series cast summary:
Edward Meeks Edward Meeks ...  Humphrey van Weyden / ... 4 episodes, 1971
Raimund Harmstorf ...  Wolf Larsen 4 episodes, 1971
Emmerich Schäffer ...  Mugridge / ... 4 episodes, 1971
Peter Kock Peter Kock ...  Leach / ... 4 episodes, 1971
Sandu Popa Sandu Popa ...  Johnson 3 episodes, 1971
Boris Ciornei Boris Ciornei ...  Louis 4 episodes, 1971
Franz Seidenschwan Franz Seidenschwan ...  Joe 4 episodes, 1971
Dieter Schidor Dieter Schidor ...  Frisco Kid 4 episodes, 1971
Omar Islau Omar Islau ...  Oofty-Oofty 4 episodes, 1971
Béatrice Cardon Béatrice Cardon ...  Maud Brewster 2 episodes, 1971
Willi Kowalj Willi Kowalj ...  Aloysius Pankburn 1 episode, 1971
Sergiu Nicolaescu ...  Kapitän Raffy alias Swissin Hall 1 episode, 1971
Lydia Tomescu Lydia Tomescu ...  Lavina 1 episode, 1971
H. Pomarius H. Pomarius ...  Carlson 1 episode, 1971
Dana Comnea Dana Comnea ...  Frau Raffy 1 episode, 1971
H. Czeck H. Czeck ...  Albright 1 episode, 1971
J. Tataru J. Tataru ...  Koho 1 episode, 1971
Colea Rautu Colea Rautu ...  Pete 1 episode, 1971
Septimiu Sever Septimiu Sever ...  Van Weyden Vater 3 episodes, 1971
Sanda Toma Sanda Toma ...  Van Weyden Mutter 3 episodes, 1971


The writer Humphrey van Weyden gets overboard in 1906 in a shipwreck in the fog in the Bay of San Francisco and is rescued by a seal catcher, the schooner Ghost under the brutal Captain Wolf Larsen.

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Adventure | Drama




West Germany | Romania | France


German | Romanian

Release Date:

5 December 1971 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Seewolf: Der Tod des Seewolfs See more »

Filming Locations:

Danube Delta, Romania See more »

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Technical Specs


(4 episodes) | (theatrical) | (theatrical)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Through the four-part television movie Harmstorf became famous. He was identified as the epitome of the vital adventurer and as an actor henceforth with the role of the sea wolves. See more »

Alternate Versions

After the phenomenal success of the TV series in Germany, a 96 minutes short version was edited for theatrical release in 1972. It featured basically only action moments of the much longer TV version and was badly received by German critics and audiences. See more »


Version of The Sea Wolf (1941) See more »

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One of the best of the Christmas specials
29 December 1999 | by LiedzeitSee all my reviews

In the end sixties and early seventies they used to give us a four part great TV production of some classic novel. This one along with "Die Schatzinsel" was the best of them. Actually they took a number of Jack London´s stories and melted them into an unforgettable adventure. Of course no one will ever forget the potato scene. But what impressed me more was the wonderful love story between Hump and Maud Brewster the way Wolf talks about his ambition and his failure: "My mistake was to have ever opened a book." And of course the way the two main Characters Hump and Wolf Larrson would meet again and again with the most believable and mesmerizing love-hate relationship I know of. When Hump is left alone on this tiny island and only hatred and as he says life itself forces him to continue walking it is the greatest moment in movie history Great music score, too. The final part is a bit disappointing, the only reason why this is not among the very best films of all time.

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