The Sea Chase

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  • NR
German naval officer Karl Ehrlich loves his country but hates Hitler. Busted to the command of a lowly freighter docked in Australia as World War II erupts, Ehrlich must choose: be interned by the British or sail to Germany so his men can determine their own fates. read more
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German naval officer Karl Ehrlich loves his country but hates Hitler. Busted to the command of a lowly freighter docked in Australia as World War II erupts, Ehrlich must choose: be interned by the British or sail to Germany so his men can determine their own fates. On a foggy night, Ehrlich decides—and casts off! John Wayne as Ehrlich and Lana Turner as a woman forced into Nazi espionage are a formidable romantic team in this harrowing adventure directed by John Farrow. Through a relentless high-seas pursuit, Ehrlich drives his exhausted men (James Arness, Tab Hunter and others). The pursuing British have the navy that rules the waves. The freighter Ergenstrasse has the Duke. Any action fan knows that's an even—and exciting—match!

Original Release

06/04/1955

US Release

06/04/1955

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Cast

John Wayne Capt. Karl Ehrlich / Captain Karl Ehrlich
Lana Turner Elsa Keller
David Farrar Cmdr. Jeff Napier / Commander Jeff Napier
James Arness Schlieter
Tab Hunter Cadet Wesser
Lyle Bettger Chief Officer Kirchner
Paul Fix Max Heinz
Claude Akins Winkler
John Qualen Chief Engineer Schmitt
Alan Hale Jr. Wentz
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Farrow

Writers

James Warner Bellah, John Twist, Andrew Geer

Cast

John Wayne Capt. Karl Ehrlich / Captain Karl Ehrlich
Lana Turner Elsa Keller
David Farrar Cmdr. Jeff Napier / Commander Jeff Napier
James Arness Schlieter
Tab Hunter Cadet Wesser
Lyle Bettger Chief Officer Kirchner
Paul Fix Max Heinz
Claude Akins Winkler
John Qualen Chief Engineer Schmitt
Alan Hale Jr. Wentz
Richard Davalos Cadet Walter Stemme
Lowell Gilmore Capt. Evans
Luis van Rooten Matz
Wilton Graff Consul General Hepke
Peter Whitney Bachman
John Doucette Bos'n
Alan Lee Brounck
Abdullah Abbas News Photographer
Victor Bartell News Photographer
Alma Beltran Beautician

Producers

Editors

William H. Ziegler, Owen Marks

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