#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: A boisterous sea captain in the Pacific Coast, circa 1850, has a plan to buy Alaska from the Russians… if they don’t kill him first.
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High seas and NW history are setting for a first-rate movie
Start with history, add adventure and scenery, toss in a romance, sprinkle it with humor, and top it off with action. That’s the recipe for a very entertaining and outstanding movie. It describes “The World in His Arms.” Others have discussed the plot of the film, so I’ll skip to some of the highlights.
First, it has historical value. Few films have been made about that time and place in history, and it gives a good picture of life and politics in the early years of Alaska settlement. The locale shooting in the Pacific Northwest adds to the authenticity, as well as the spectacular scenery.
Second, the scenery and cinematography are outstanding. Even fewer movies have included Alaska seal hunting, and again the location and scenery are most impressive here. The Americans and others who go in search of seal furs in Alaska are poachers in Russian territory. But, one scene describes how Gregory Peck’s ship practices conservation of the seal population, whereas the Russians tend to slaughter whole populations without such regard.
Third, the big cast of top drawer actors is perfect for this film. That includes all of them. I don’t agree with a couple reviewers, including one whom I enjoy and watch for often. They think that Gregory Peck was miscast. I can see that if someone has a particular image or demeanor or character about an actor burned into his or her imagination, it may be difficult to appreciate that person in roles that don’t seem to conform. But, greater enjoyment of movies is in store for those of us who don’t typecast actors. And, when an actor plays a role that is rare or unusual for him, it can be an even bigger treat for the audience. Such is the case with Peck in this film, I think. Instead of Charlton Heston, John Wayne, or Kirk Douglas for this role, I think Peck gives it an air of freshness.
Fourth, the sailing scenes and action are outstanding. Although these aren’t the man-o-war type of large ships in this film, they are of the fast schooner type of vessels. The cinematography of the sea race is some of the best filming of sailing that I have seen in movies.
Other aspects of the movie add immensely to its quality and enjoyment — the romance, the humor, and the action. Production aspects are all first-rate – costumes, script, and directing. “The World in His Arms” is a great addition to any film library.
The mad sailing race from San Francisco to Alaska in 1867
This is one of the best high sea adventure films ever made, and the highlight of it is the sailing race between Gregory Peck and Anthony Quinn on two different ships with a bet that the one who wins gets both ships. To this wonderful, resplendent adventure drama is added a beautiful girl, of course, and not just anyone, but Ann Blyth as a dazzling Russian princess. The first half of the film is all in San Francisco in splendid sumptuousness regarding costumes, colours, scenery and rowdy fights, and these rowdy fights keep entertaining you throughout the film – there are always new ones, almost Raoul Walsh’s speciality. You could hardly wish for a more thrillingly accomplished adventure film, and although Gregory Peck is considered miscast Anthony Quinn certainly is not – this is his first great part as the overwhelmingly hearty ruffian who shares everything with everyone including his booze with constant and roaring laughs all the way. Raoul Walsh must have enjoyed making this film and Anthony Quinn also, while the ladies are a little bit too fine for it. A great advantage is that the Russians actually speak Russian, and dubbed into Russian this film must be a great treat for Russians. It’s all about the American purchase of Alaska in 1867, around which the intrigue is constructed with meticulous care. Gregory Peck is always good, but he was seldom in such a good film as this one.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, History
Director Raoul Walsh
Writer Borden Chase, Horace McCoy, Rex Beach
Actors Gregory Peck, Ann Blyth, Anthony Quinn
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length (11 reels), 2,850 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm