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The World in His Arms Details


Gregory Peck and Anthony Quinn play two seal-hunting rivals in this adventure film set in the days when Alaska was a Russian territory. Peck is adventuring seafarer Jonathan Clark, who falls in love with Russian Countess Marina Selanova (Ann Blyth) while the countess is in San Francisco fleeing an arranged marriage to the vile Prince Semyon (Carl Esmond). The Countess wants to hire a ship to take her to Sitka, AK, where her uncle, General Ivan Vorashilov (Sig Rumann), is governor. Portugee (Quinn) can't raise money for the voyage, so the countess agrees to sail with Clark, and the two quickly fall in love. But Prince Semyon sails into San Francisco just as Clark and the Countess are about to be wed, and the prince abducts her and takes her to Alaska, threatening to kill her uncle if she doesn't marry him. Clark and Portugee then agree to race to Alaska, with the winner getting the other's ship and the seal catch. Clark's boat wins the race, but the Russians arrest both the men as seal poachers. Countess Marina agrees to marry Semyon if he will order the seal hunters released. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

  • Release date:July 4, 1952


Gregory Peck
as Jonathan Clark
Ann Blyth
as Countess Marina Selanova
Anthony Quinn
as The Portuguese
John McIntire
as Deacon Greathouse
Andrea King
as Mamie
Carl Esmond
as Prince Semyon
Hans Conried
as Eustace
Rhys Williams
as Eben Cleggett
Sig Rumann
as Gen. Ivan Vorashilov
Bill Radovich
as Ogeechuch
Bryan Forbes
as William Cleggett
Henry Kulky
as Peter
Carl Andre
Gregg Barton
Frank Chase
as Seaman
Carl Harbaugh
Syl Lamont
as Jose
Gregg Martell
Leo Mostovoy
as Nicholas
Millicent Patrick
as Lena
Gregory Gaye
as Paul Shushaldin
Millicent Patrick
as Lena
Leo Mostovoy
as Nicholas
Syl Lamont
as Jose
Frank Chase
as Seaman


Raoul Walsh
Aaron Rosenberg
Rex Beach
Book Author
Borden Chase
Russell Metty
Frank Skinner
Composer (Music Score)
Frank Gross
Alexander Golitzen
Art Director
Bernard Herzbrun
Art Director
Horace McCoy
Additional Dialogue