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Alaska Seas (1954)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 27 January 1954 (USA)
The owner of a salmon cannery in Alaska hires a man who had formerly been his partner, and comes to regret it.

Director:

Jerry Hopper
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Ryan ... Matt Kelly
Jan Sterling ... Nicky Jackson
Brian Keith ... Jim Kimmerly
Gene Barry ... Verne Williams
Richard Shannon Richard Shannon ... Tom Erickson
Ralph Dumke Ralph Dumke ... Dad Jackson
Ross Bagdasarian ... Joe, Jim's crewman
Fay Roope Fay Roope ... Captain Walt Davis
Timothy Carey ... Wycoff
Peter Coe ... Greco - French crewman
Jim Hayward Jim Hayward ... The Jailer
Aaron Spelling ... The Knifer
William Fawcett ... The Silversmith
Anthony Numkena Anthony Numkena ... Andy - Indian Boy
Richard Kipling Richard Kipling ... The Croupier
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The owner of a salmon cannery in Alaska hires a man who had formerly been his partner, and comes to regret it.

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theft | deception | jail | cannery | seal | See All (21) »

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From the Yukon to the Arctic ... They Whisper the Story of the "Highjackers of the North" ! See more »

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Adventure | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Weißer Tod in Alaska See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remake of Spawn of the North (1938) See more »

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12 March 2016 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Salmon fishermen in Alaska vie for dominance using both fair means and foul. Rivalry intensifies as two of the leaders compete for the same girl.

Well-mounted Paramount production. No locations are cited by IMDb, suggesting the Alaskan background resulted from a studio tank, stock shots, and process photography. If so, the effect is very well done. I guess you could call this a "he-man" picture —it's Ryan at his rangiest, Keith at his brawniest, with plenty of action in the last half. But look how they've dolled-up Sterling. Her Nicky is very respectable looking, and a distance from Sterling's usual cheap, sassy blonde. Naturally the boys fight over her, which is not surprising since I think she's the only woman appearing on screen.

Unfortunately, Ryan sacrifices his unique talent for tortured sensitivity to the needs of an action picture. Frankly, his is a "wobbly compass" role a hundred less talented actors could have done. Too bad too that real-life eccentric Timothy Carey (Wycoff) had yet to show his riveting brand of menace on screen. That would emerge in Kubrick's 1956 classic The Killing. Also, can't help noticing blacklisted screenwriter Dan Mainwaring (Invasion of the Body Snatchers {1956}) had a hand here. I expect the notion of a collectively owned cooperative as a solution to cut-throat competition was his idea.

All in all, it's an entertaining film, mainly for guys. But I have to admit that even as a big salmon eater, I was disturbed by stock footage of masses of salmon struggling to stay alive inside the massive nets. I guess that says something about the adage of it being better not to know where your food comes from.


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