But he did direct Sea Chase and prove to me that he should not be put in charge of a producer-director position. The plot is a nautical game, with Wayne determined to get his German freighter home during the first few months of the war, all the while being chased by and naval ships. Three fishermen are already marooned there; Kirchner casually murders them, but tells no one. Yeah, this movie certainly doesn't live up to its title. Once there, Ehrlich encounters Napier, who is mistakeningly angered with the German captain for the murders. Wayne intervened on her behalf with Farrow and Turner was back on the picture. A named was built by in Queensland in 1942 for the.
When Ehrlich's fiercely Nazi chief officer Kirchner commits an atrocity, the British pursuit becomes deadly. Paul Fix is another famous face in a small role. The movie was completed on schedule, without a hitch. Synopsis As the Second World War breaks out, German freighter captain Karl Ehrlich is about to leave Sydney, Australia with his vessel, the Ergenstrasse. Sure, there is the final showdown when the British finally catch up to him but by then you will have probably lost interest enough to not even care. He is no Nazi supporter. Luck is with the Ergenstrasse when the Rockhampton is facing the German in ,.
In fact, she didn't much like anything. Ehrlich knows Elsa has a dubious past and tries to break them up. The British Commander attempts to get the Ergenstrasse to surrender, but Ehrlich orders everyone, save Kirchner, to abandon ship. Ehrlich then attempts to make a break for it, which he knows he will be unsuccessful. Ehrlich sets course for a remote, uninhabited mid-Pacific island, Pom Pom Galli in the. Ehrlich, an anti-Nazi but proud German, hopes to outrun or out-maneuver the British warship pursuing him. The wily captain leads his enemies on a chase across the Pacific Ocean; beginning with a run to the south, and pausing for supplies at an unmanned rescue station on Auckland Island.
Frank Nugent rewrote the script. A pain of a different sort was Lana Turner. Ehrlich, an anti-Nazi but proud German, hopes to outrun or out-maneuver the British warship pursuing him. Meanwhile, Germany has invaded Poland, and war is imminent. Aboard his vessel is Elsa Keller, a woman Ehrlich has been ordered to return to Germany safely along with whatever secrets she carries. Eric compared her to Marilyn Monroe but she had a more elegant and brittle beauty and she lacked the earthiness that Marilyn possessed.
This post contains affiliate links that will take you to Amazon. While in port, Napier confronts Ehrlich about the murders; Ehrlich says that if they catch the Ergenstrasse they can read the truth in his log. Based on a true story, The Sea Chase stars Wayne as Capt. Ehrlich is a former member of the German Navy who lost his rank and position; refusing to support the Nazi Party. It is only after the Ergenstrasse slips out of harbor in thick fog that Ehrlich discovers the spy is Elsa. Wayne fills the screen like no man could. Don't worry, Wayne, and the rest of the cast, do not even attempt German accents.
For some, he may be considered a fine director. As the Ergenstrasse prepares to head out to sea, Ehrlich is visited by an old friend, British Commander Jeff Napier. That's the unlikely scenario for The Sea Chase 1955 , an adaptation of the 1949 novel by Andrew Geer, directed by John Farrow. Although this was a Warner Bros. Ehrlich, an anti-Nazi but proud German, hopes to outrun or out-maneuver the British warship pursuing him. The German song had English lyrics written specifically for the film.
Under the captaincy of Alfred Grams, the freighter slipped out of , New Zealand, on 28 August 1939, on the very eve of war, ostensibly for , where she was to have filled her coal bunkers for the homeward passage to Europe. 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. As his ship prepares for sea to avoid being interned if war is declared , he meets with an old friend, British Commander Jeff Napier , and Napier's German fiancée Elsa Keller. Hunter was a closeted homosexual at the time of this movie, but now that he is out of the closet his character here comes across entirely gay. But now, we're talking about a matter of opinion and that's only my opinion. He appeared in dozens of westerns on the big screen and on television.
Ehrlich's chief officer, the pro-Nazi Kirchner , who is also with German intelligence, soon makes a pass at Elsa, but she tells him to be patient. Hunter's boyfriend, Davalos, played James Dean's brother that same year in East of Eden. Meanwhile, Germany has invaded Poland, and war is imminent. Just as location shooting finished, on November 1st, coincidentally the day his contentious divorce with his ex-wife was settled , he married his girlfriend, Pilar, in Hawaii. The Sea Chase is a rare film for it's time and subject. The wily captain leads his enemies on a chase across the Pacific Ocean, beginning with a run to the south to throw off pursuit, and pausing for supplies at an unmanned rescue station on.