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The Sea Chase (1955)

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117 min | Action, Drama, War

As World War II begins, German freighter Captain Karl Ehrlich tries to get his ship back to Germany through a gauntlet of Allied warships.
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James Warner Bellah (screenplay) | John Twist (screenplay) | Andrew Geer (novel)
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William H. Clothier (as William Clothier)
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William H. Ziegler (as William Ziegler)
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Updated Jun 4, 1955

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Jun 4, 1955 (United States)

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John Wayne
Capt. Karl Ehrlich Capt. Karl Ehrlich   See fewer
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Lana Turner
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David Farrar
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Paul Fix
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Alan Hale Jr.
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6.5 / 10 | 2,580 votes