The Sea Chase [Blu-ray] [1955]

  • SKU: 33160787
  • Release Date: 07/11/2017
  • Rating: NR
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The Sea Chase
John Wayne plays anti-Nazi Prussian sea captain Karl Erlich in Sea Chase, one of the many film commentaries released post WWII. Though staunchly opposed to the Nazi regime, Karl (Wayne) feels it would nevertheless be unpatriotic should he refuse to save his ship from destruction. His ship--an old, rusty 5,000 ton freighter named the Ergenstrasse--is being pursued by a British warship on his journey from Australia back to Germany. Captain Erlich does everything he can to save his ship and his crew, but the process is long and dangerous, particularly without a plentiful supply of fuel and provisions. Erlich must face obstacles ranging from horrendous sea storms and shark attacks to false murder accusations, and it seems his only devotee is Elsa (Lana Turner), a beautiful German spy. Despite nearly falling to the determined English ship and a mutiny attempt by his own crew, Captain Erlich manages to survive what was anything but a routine trip back to his home country. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • John Wayne
    John Wayne - Capt. Karl Erlich
  • Lana Turner
    Lana Turner - Elsa Keller
  • David Farrar
    David Farrar - Comdr. Napier
  • Lyle Bettger
    Lyle Bettger - Krichner
  • Tab Hunter
    Tab Hunter - Cadet Wesser

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great non western duke


    john wayne as a captain of a german flagged container ship, caught in the vacum between peace time and world war two germany. he wants to deliver his crew and ship home to germany from austrailia, but must do so sans fuel, provisions and any support from fellow sea going captains. he also, on top of all that becomes a hunted ship when his second in command, murders two ship wreck survivors at an island aid station. he then truly becomes the hunted, has to make due with what he has, and can improvise. on top of that, he must deal with sharks, mutinus crew members, and being hunted by an adversary, whose real interest is lana turner....great action, character studies......kind of "red river" on the high seas.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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