The Sea Wolf (1941)

The Sea Wolf





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The fifth film version of Jack London's The Sea Wolf stars Edward G. Robinson as "premature fascist" Wolf Larsen. The captain of the scavenger ship Ghost , Larsen is a heartless tyrant who can tolerate no sign of weakness in anyone. "Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven" is Larsen's philosophy (borrowed from the character of Satan in Milton's Paradise Lost), and accordingly he reigns over his hellish vessel in true satanic fashion. Idealistic writer Humphrey Van Weyden (Alexander Knox) … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Rossen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 8, 2005
Warner Bros. Pictures

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as Wolf Larsen

as Ruth Webster

as George Leach

as Humphrey van Weyden

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Critic Reviews for The Sea Wolf

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Exciting sea yarn.

Full Review… | June 27, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Fine Warners/E.G. Robinson sea faring action tale.

May 10, 2007

July 17, 2005

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Sea Wolf

Great atmosphere and performances.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Michael Curtiz has done a remarkable job creating the atmosphere for this film. The cast is superb. Edward G. Robinson is excellent, John Garfield, Ida Lupino, Alexander Knox Gene Lockhart and Barry Fitzgerald all give powerful performances. The cinematography is very moody and the score is top notch. The story is excellent and the characters are well established. Good art direction and the special effects were nominated for an Academy Award.

James Higgins

Compelling (and notably acted) character drama justifies peculiar narrative point-of-view hops that take place naturally and almost without notice.

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