GenreCrime, Drama, Adventure CinematographyWilliam C. Mellor LanguageEnglish
WriterWalter Doniger, Daniel Mainwairing Release dateJanuary 27, 1954 (1954-01-27) CastRobert Ryan (Matt Kelly), Jan Sterling (Nicky Jackson), Brian Keith (Jim Kimmerly), Gene Barry (Verne Williams), Ralph Dumke (Dad Jackson), Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. (Joe, Jim's crewman) Similar moviesThe Call of the Wild, The Grey, Into the Wild, White Fang, Kelly, The Wolves
Alaska Seas is a 1954 crime film noir directed by Jerry Hopper and starring Robert Ryan and Brian Keith. It is a remake of the 1938 film Spawn of the North.
Matt Kelly (Robert Ryan) is released from jail and skips town in his boat without paying outstanding storage fees. Back in his home town he is hired by his old friend Jim Kimmerly (Brian Keith), the head of the local salmon fishermen who have formed a canning co-operative. The fishermen are battling against an organised gang who are robbing the fishing traps. Matt however, short on cash, joins the raiders, whilst Jim, unaware of his duplicity, keeps covering for him amongst the other fishermen. Furthermore, Kelly has his eyes upon Jim’s fiancée, Nicki (Jan Sterling). Kelly's recklessness eventually causes the loss of Kimmerly's fishing boat in a glacier avalanche. He tries to make amends for his misdemeanours in an act of self-sacrifice.