Alaska Seas

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"From the Yukon to the Arctic... They Whisper the Story of the "Highjackers of the North"!"
  • Approved
  • 1954
  • 1 hr 18 min
  • 6.1  (160)

Set in the midst of breathtaking Alaskan landscapes, the 1954 adventure film 'Alaska Seas' follows the journey of a rugged sea captain named Jim Kimmerlee, played by the charismatic Robert Ryan, as he navigates treacherous waters in search of a profitable haul of shrimp. Kimmerlee's crew includes his loyal first mate, played by Brian Keith, and a spunky newcomer named Nick, played by Tom Tully.

As the voyage progresses, tensions flare between Kimmerlee and his crew, with Nick in particular challenging his captain's authority at every turn. But their quarrels are quickly overshadowed by a much greater threat: a ruthless competitor named Red Skain, played with villainous flair by Gene Barry, who will stop at nothing to sabotage Kimmerlee's mission and steal his shrimp for himself. Skain's tactics range from bribery and intimidation to outright violence, and Kimmerlee finds himself battling not just the elements, but his own ruthlessness and cunning, to outsmart his foe and secure his livelihood.

Along the way, Kimmerlee finds himself drawn to a fiery young woman named LaRue, played by Jan Sterling, who initially sees him as a rough-edged, unsophisticated brute, but gradually comes to see his softer side. Their romance simmers in the background of the action, adding a layer of emotional depth to the high-stakes drama.

Director Jerry Hopper makes full use of the stunning Alaskan scenery, showcasing the icy waters and rugged mountains with breathtaking beauty. The action sequences are tense and thrilling, often involving perilous encounters with icy currents and dangerous sea creatures. The film also delivers moments of levity and camaraderie, as the crew engages in playful banter and tunes up for impromptu musical performances.

At its core, 'Alaska Seas' is a classic tale of survival and perseverance in the face of daunting odds, told with skill and style by a talented cast and crew. Ryan shines as the gruff but loyal Kimmerlee, imbuing his character with a gritty charm and a fierce determination to succeed. The supporting cast is strong as well, with Keith providing a steady hand as the stalwart first mate, and Sterling adding a touch of romance and complexity to the story.

Despite its age, 'Alaska Seas' still offers plenty of thrills and entertainment for modern audiences. Its timeless themes of adventure, romance, and survival in a harsh wilderness make it a worthy addition to any classic film lover's collection.

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Description
  • Release Date
    1954
  • MPAA Rating
    Approved
  • Runtime
    1 hr 18 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (160)