The Seekers1954

The Seekers

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

Directed by:
Ken Annakin
J. Guthrie
Written by:
William Fairchild
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 [...]



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Who is the director of "The Seekers"?

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

Ken Annakin has directed movies such as "Call of the Wild", released in 1972, "Genghis Khan" (2005), "The Pirate Movie" (1982), "The Hellions" (1961), "Swiss Family Robinson" (1960), and "You Know What Sailors Are" (1954).

Ken Annakin has directed Jack Hawkins in "The Planter's Wife", released in 1952 portraying Jim Frazer, "Monte Carlo or Bust" (1969) playing Count Levinovitch.


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What was the release date of "The Seekers"?

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

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

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