The World in His Arms (1952) - Rotten Tomatoes

The World in His Arms (1952)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

Set during the mid-1800s, this Alaskan adventure chronicles the exploits of the captain of an illicit seal-hunting ship who docks in San Francisco. He gets entangled with a beautiful Russian woman who convinces him to smuggle her up to Sitka, Alaska where her uncle works as governor.


Gregory Peck
as Capt. Jonathan Clark
Ann Blyth
as Countess Marina Selanova
Anthony Quinn
as Portugee
John McIntire
as Deacon Greathouse
Carl Esmond
as Prince Semyon
Eugenie Leontovich
as Anna Selanova
Sig Rumann
as Gen. Ivan Vorashilov
Hans Conried
as Eustace
Bryan Forbes
as William Cleggett
Rhys Williams
as Eben Cleggett
Bill Radovich
as Ogeechuk
Gregory Gaye
as Paul Shushaldin
Leo Mostovoy
as Nicholas
Carl Andre
as Seaman
View All

Critic Reviews for The World in His Arms

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

This is no classic, but it's loads of fun, thanks in part to Walsh's brisk pacing and infectious sympathy for rugged, macho types.

July 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Rex Beach's novel of romance and adventure in early-day Alaska comes to the screen as a hearty, salty, action film well-trouped by a good cast headed by Gregory Peck.

July 24, 2019 | Full Review…

It all adds up to exciting and colorful stuff, with no strain on the thinking matter.

July 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Glistening in Technicolor, with their white canvas spread against the shy, they're a vision of energy in action and in conflict to fire the chilliest blood.

March 25, 2006 | Full Review…

Although it's all but forgotten today, The World in His Arms was one of the films produced by Universal to commemorate the studio's 40th anniversary. It turned out to be a wise investment.

July 27, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Superb swashbuckler with brilliant direction from Raoul Walsh.

July 17, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The World in His Arms


Starts well then sputters out and becomes hokey and arch.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

The World in His Arms Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features