Sunday Seconds with the Duke

The Sea Chase (1955)

Episode #17

Warner Bros. Pictures brought The Sea Chase to theaters on January 1, 1955; grossing $12 million worldwide. John Farrow directs the war film which stars John Wayne, Lana Turner, and David Farrar.

The Sea Chase Movie Summary

In The Sea Chase, Karl Ehrlich, played by John Wayne, is the captain of the old German steam freighter Ergenstrasse. The Ergenstrasse sits in the port of Sydney, Australia on the eve of the Second World War. Ehrlich is a former member of the German Navy who lost his rank and position; refusing to support the Nazi Party. Now relegated to captaining steam freighters, Ehrlich is a man who loves his country but hates those in charge.

As the Ergenstrasse prepares to head out to sea, Ehrlich is visited by an old friend, British Commander Jeff Napier. Napier introduces Ehrlich to his new fiancée, Elsa Keller, whom the German captain recognizes from a previous encounter. Once Elsa and Ehrlich are alone, Ehrlich tells Elsa that she needs to break off the engagement with his friend. If she doesn’t, he will tell Napier about her notorious past. Elsa concedes, and disappears from Napier’s life.

Meanwhile, Germany has invaded Poland, and war is imminent. The Ergenstrasse faces internment unless Ehrlich can sneak his ship out of port under the British fleet’s noses. Before he can begin his escape, Ehrlich receives a visit from the German Consul-General. He asks Ehrlich to take with him a spy to prevent the spy’s capture. It is only after the Ergenstrasse slips out of harbor in thick fog that Ehrlich discovers the spy is Elsa.

read full summary



Disclaimer

This podcast is intended for entertainment and information purposes only. All original content of this podcast is the intellectual property of Sunday Seconds with the Duke, The MHM Podcast Network, and Fuzzy Bunny Slippers Entertainment LLC unless otherwise noted. The theme song for Sunday Seconds with the Duke, Guts and Bourbon, is brought to you by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

This post contains affiliate links that will take you to Amazon.com and/or the iTunes Store. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Advertisers and Affiliate partnerships do not influence our content. For more information, please read our Terms of Use about the inclusion of affiliate links on this site.

MHM's Rating

Our Rating

Our Rating

Warner Bros. Pictures brought The Sea Chase to theaters on January 1, 1955; grossing $12 million worldwide. John Farrow directs the war film which stars John Wayne, Lana Turner, and David Farrar.

User Rating: 3.45 ( 1 votes)
Tags
Show More

Related Articles

6 Comments

    1. Hi Eddie,

      We definitely will review that one. It’s a great film. We have the next three films lined up, and then we might review Red River.

          1. I haven’t seen it before. I hadn’t heard of it before a few months ago myself. It does have Oliver Hardy in it which intrigues me as I’ve only seen him in comedies with Stan Laurel, and this is a war movie.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker