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The Sea Chase (1955)

12 06/04/1955 (US) WarDrama 1h 57m

JOHN WAYNE - a skipper sworn never to be taken! LANA TURNER - the fuse of his floating time-bomb!


As the Second World War breaks out, German freighter captain Karl Ehrlich is about to leave Sydney, Australia with his vessel, the Ergenstrasse. Ehrlich, an anti-Nazi but proud German, hopes to outrun or out-maneuver the British warship pursuing him. Aboard his vessel is Elsa Keller, a woman Ehrlich has been ordered to return to Germany safely along with whatever secrets she carries. When Ehrlich's fiercely Nazi chief officer Kirchner commits an atrocity, the British pursuit becomes deadly.

  1. John Farrow


  2. Andrew Geer


  3. John Twist


  4. James Warner Bellah


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  1. John Wayne

    John Wayne

    Captain Karl Ehrlich

  2. Lana Turner

    Lana Turner

    Elsa Keller

  3. David Farrar

    David Farrar

    Commander Jeff Napier

  4. James Arness

    James Arness


  5. Tab Hunter

    Tab Hunter

    Cadet Wesser

  6. Lyle Bettger

    Lyle Bettger

    Chief Officer Kirchner

  7. Paul Fix

    Paul Fix

    Max Heinz

  8. Claude Akins

    Claude Akins


  9. John Qualen

    John Qualen

    Chief Engineer Schmitt

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The Sea Chase
The Sea Chase

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Original Language English

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