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The Sea Wolf (1941)

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In this film version of Jack London's tale, Edward G. Robinson stars as the tyrannical Wolf Larsen, the captain of the scavenger ship Ghost. Idealistic writer Humphrey Van Weyden and fugitive Ruth Webster are picked up by the Ghost when their ferryboat capsizes and must struggle to escape Larsen's clutches.
Rating:
PG-13 (for some violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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Studio:
Warner Bros. Pictures

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Cast

Edward G. Robinson
as Wolf Larsen
Ida Lupino
as Ruth Webster
John Garfield
as George Leach
Alexander Knox
as Humphrey van Weyden
Gene Lockhart
as Dr. Louis Prescott
Stanley Ridges
as Johnson
David Bruce
as Young Sailor
Howard Da Silva
as Harrison
Louis Mason
as Crew Member
Dutch Hendrian
as Crew Member
Cliff Clark
as Detective
William Gould
as Detective
Jeanne Cowan
as Singer
Wilfred Lucas
as Helmsman
Ethan Laidlaw
as Sailor
Ernie S. Adams
as Pickpocket
Charles Sullivan
as 1st Mate
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Critic Reviews for The Sea Wolf

All Critics (3)

Exciting sea yarn.

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

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

May 10, 2007
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Audience Reviews for The Sea Wolf

An ego like this must be constantly fed. Captain Wolf Larsen is a ruthless leader that delivers his orders very deliberately. The crew mutinies and causes an uprising onboard. There are a couple men who don't want to get caught in the middle and try to get off the boat; but at every turn, they find themselves in the thick of things. Will the crew or Larsen ultimately control the ship? "You're soft like a woman." Michael Curtiz, director of White Christmas, Mildred Pierce, Captain Blood, The Sea Hawks, Dodge City, Four Wives, Four Daughters, We're No Angels, Breaking Point, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and Kid Galahad, delivers The Sea Wolf. The storyline for this picture is fairly entertaining and the villain is very well done. The acting was solid and the cast includes John Garfield, Edward Robinson, Ida Lupino, Alexander Know, and Barry Fitzgerald. "You're disobeying orders." "I don't like the way you give them." I am a huge Michael Curtiz fan and watch as many of his films as possible. I grabbed this off a Curtiz marathon on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Overall, I definitely found this to be an entertaining picture and a nice addition to the genre, but I would only watch this once and wouldn't purchase it. "Good first mates are hard to find." Grade: B

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

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
James Higgins

83/100. 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
James Higgins

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