Cinema: The New Pictures, Apr. 14, 1941

The Sea Wolf (Warner Bros.) spills more gore than Hollywood has seen in many a month. Its press agents claim that it is the only picture ever filmed in which every member of the cast has at least one fight. Before its 47 brawls were completed, they say, Chief Scar-Maker Carl Axzelle had to send out for extra help. By the time the film is finished, only two characters are still alive.

The popularity of such sustained mayhem has been thoroughly tested: this is the sixth cinema version of the Jack London novel in 30...

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