- Event Details
- 1952, Raoul Walsh, USA, 104 min. With Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn “A revelation...overflows with movement and vitality.” —Dave Kehr, The New York Times Set in 1850, this sprawling, colorful adventure yarn packs in a schooner race, an ecological message against excessive seal hunting, a Cold War subtext featuring hissable Russian villains, an anachronistic jazz band, and a healthy dose of the rowdy saloon atmosphere favored by ace action director Walsh. Peck stars as a seagoing Yankee entrepreneur seeking to beat Seward to the punch by purchasing Alaska for a cool ten mill; Ann Blyth is the Russian countess-in-distress he falls for; and Quinn nearly walks off with the film as the gleefully amoral rogue, “Portugee.” 35mm. (MR)
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