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The Seekers

The Seekers
The Seekers
Released on May 02 of 1955 in the USA, «The Seekers» (also known as "Dämonen der Südsee", "Land of Fury") is an Adventure film directed by Ken Annakin, and written by William Fairchild and John Guthrie . Jack Hawkins is starring, alongside Glynis Johns, Noel Purcell, Inia Te Wiata, Kenneth Williams and Laya Raki.
Directed by
Ken Annakin

Written by
William Fairchild

John Guthrie

Earl St. John
and George H. Brown

In 1821, a British sailing ship, the Becket, anchors on the New Zealand coast. Philip Wayne (Hawkins) and Paddy Clarke (Purcell), respectively First Mate and Bos'un, land to explore. They discover a M?ori burial cave, but are captured by the local tribe. Accused of sacrilege, they manage to impress the tribesmen enough to be offered a trial by challenge, which Wayne succeeds in. The M?ori chief, Hongi Tepe (Inia Te Wiata) is impressed enough to adopt Wayne, and allot him a portion of land. The [...]

Who is the director of "The Seekers"?

Ken Annakin is an English director, producer, and actor.

Annakin was 39 years old when "The Seekers" was released in 1954.

Ken Annakin has directed movies such as "Crooks Anonymous", released in 1962, "The Longest Day"(1962), "The Long Duel"(1967), "The Informers"(1963), "Third Man on the Mountain"(1959), and "Very Important Person"(1961).

Jack Hawkins and Ken Annakin have also been associated in "Monte Carlo or Bust", released in 1969 playing Count Levinovitch, "The Planter's Wife"(1952) in which Jack Hawkins plays Jim Frazer.

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What was the release date of "The Seekers"?

"The Seekers" was initially released on Tuesday, June 22, 1954, in the United Kingdom.

Release date in the United States:
  • Monday, May 02, 1955
Release date in the United Kingdom:
  • Tuesday, June 22, 1954

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Jack Hawkins Phillip Wayne
Glynis Johns Marion Southey
Noel Purcell Paddy Clarke
Inia Te Wiata Hongi Tepe
Kenneth Williams Peter Wishart
Laya Raki Moana

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Technical Details

Release date:
United States United States    May, 02, 1955  
United Kingdom United Kingdom    June, 22, 1954  
Japan Japan    January, 08, 1955  
Sound mix:Mono
Also known as:

"Dämonen der Südsee"

United States

"Land of Fury"

Country:United Kingdom United Kingdom
Runtime:1h 30min (90min)

*Sources: George H. Brown Productions and Wikipedia
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release date:May 02, 1955
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