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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.

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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
David Bruce
as Young Sailor
Louis Mason
as Crew Member
Dutch Hendrian
as Crew Member
Cliff Clark
as Detective
William Gould
as Detective
Wilfred Lucas
as Helmsman
Ernie S. Adams
as Pickpocket
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Critic Reviews for The Sea Wolf

All Critics (6)

Perhaps the finest of all Jack London adaptations, with Edward G. Robinson delivering a dynamic performance as Wolf Larsen.

September 22, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It's tight, terse and terrific.

October 30, 2019 | Full Review…

The movie is very good from all points of view. [Full review in Spanish]

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Exciting sea yarn.

June 27, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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

May 10, 2007 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for The Sea Wolf

A superb cast elevates this moody and atmospheric Michael curtiz offering about a ruthless sea captain out on the sea. he's after ... well, the story never actually clarifies what it is that he's after. nor does it pursue explanation too deeply of any real world, world building set-ups. Perhaps they are only a minor plot points, after all. what's important to this story is simply that he's one ruthless, mean son-of-a-you know what I mean, and there the movie digs in its heels. The other half of the story is how does everyone else deal with it. it's great entertainment.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Great atmosphere and performances.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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