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The Sea Chase1955

The Sea Chase (1955)





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In this film, John Wayne appears as a Prussian sea captain who, at the outset of WWII, is trying to return from Australia to Germany. As a Prussian he opposes the Third Reich and finds himself in dangerous waters when both British and German navies pursue him.

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John Wayne
as Captain Karl Ehrlich
Lana Turner
as Elsa Keller
Tab Hunter
as Cadet Wesser
Lyle Bettger
as Chief Officer Kirchner
David Farrar
as Cmdr. Napier
James Arness
as Schlieter
Richard Davalos
as Cadet Walter Stemme
John Qualen
as Chief Schmidt
Paul Fix
as Max Heinz
Lowell Gilmore
as Capt. Evans
Alan Lee
as Brounck
Claude Akins
as Winkler
Gil Perkins
as Baldhead
James Lilburn
as Sub Lieutenant
Tony Travers
as Sub Lieutenant
John Indrisano
as Sub Lieutenant
Joey Ray
as Sub Lieutenant
Gavin Muir
as Officer-of-the-Watch
Gloria Dea
as Spanish Girl
Josephine Para
as Spanish Girl
as Spanish Girl
Isabelle Dwan
as Fraulein
Theresa Tudor
as Fraulein
Renate Huy
as Fraulein
John Sheffield
as Patron in Dining Room
Anthony Eustrel
as British high official
Tudor Owen
as Trawler survivor
Jean De Briac
as French governor
Pat O'Moore
as Warship officer
Patrick O'Moore
as Warship Officer
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Critic Reviews for The Sea Chase

All Critics (3)

John Wayne channels the energy suffusing the entire film-exhausted, uneasy, yet instinctively driven and distinctively Wayne.

December 28, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

To enjoy this John Wayne's popular action adventure, you'll have to disregard its terrible script and bizarre casting of the Duke as a German sea captain.

January 31, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…

"This letterboxed version was watchable only to see how Lana acts while wearing furs..."

July 25, 2001 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Sea Chase

Decent if cliched WWII actioner. Lana looks great especially considering she's on a German frieghter for weeks on end, she never less then immaculate! A pleasant time filler.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Bit claustraphobic and Wayne has no idea how to be German but it was an great action love story for its time.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

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