The World in His Arms (1952) Script

A hundred Dollars for the sturdy men who sign aboard the Golden Clipper.

Come on, let Shanghai Kelley buy you a drink.

A hundred Dollars what about you?

Hundred Dollars? Forget it, we're off for the gold fields.

A glass of whiskey before you go, gentlemen.

Let Shanghai Kelley buy you a drink. Come on...

Keep your drinks, Shanghai, we're off for the gold fields.

Hey you! Watch it, mate. You want no par to him, that's Jonathan Clark.

The Boston Man? Yeah. - I thought the Russians had hanged him. Shanghai Kelley will wish they had.

Come on.

Welcome home, Captain Clark. The first drink's always on the house.

What'll it be? Whiskey.

You shanghaied some of my men, where are they?

You're wrong, mate. I'll just take a look.

You're not going in there...

The door won't open, he's in. Use your head.

We go!

Look out, that's the Boston man.

Go get your trouble out and cut 'em loose.

Back up, back up... Turn your face to the wall.

Thine eyes seeth not and neither heareth thee.

Three hours in port and you get tied up like a lot of seal hides.

I told you fools to stay away from the barbary coast, you were supposed to meet me at Clegetts.

Ah, gently, Jonathan, a man's entitled to a drop of whiskey after two years at sea. If it was whiskey they want, I'd buy every man a barrel full.

Now let's get outta here before I lose my patience.

We go!

What is it you want, Sir? I'm in charge here.

What do you... hey you can't go in there, that's private!

Father, I told this man you were not to be disturbed.

Jonathan, it's good to see you. William, this gentleman is Captain Jonathan Clark, the Boston Man.

The Boston Man? It's always been William's dream that he might one day go to sea with you Captain.

We'd be glad to have you aboard, William. Talk to my mate about it, this is Deacon Greathouse from Nova Scotia.

Oh, I'm proud to know you, Sir, very proud.

You're gonna be proud to know him too. His name is Ogeechuck, Master Private.

William, some whiskey for the gentlemen.

The Demijohn. Yes.

I've been hoping that William might get to meet you before the, eh...

That is, before the... Before the Russians hang me, hu?

Now that you mention it, yes.

You see, news came to us, that Russian schooner put out from Sitka with orders to take you dead or alive. We ran into the Russians off the Pribilofs but the wind was fair and we didn't wait because...

He had to meet a woman. Oh, a woman. May I ask the name of this fortunate woman, Sir? Ha, any woman.

Woe to you Jonathan. Women, the mouths of these women are smoother than oil, but the head is bitter as wormwood.

Tell me young man, is it true that this city now boasts of having ten times as many beautiful women as any other city of its size in the world?

My son is hardly an authority on statistics of that kind, Sir.

Or perhaps you could help us out.

Well, I could investigate. Oh no, that's an errand I'd send no man on but myself.

But, eh, talking about seals. Seals?

A prime pelt. Why, this is the best I've seen since you were last here.

Any more like this? A boatload.

A boatload of prime seal? At what price?

Now you set the price, I've always found you honest.

Meantime I'll need some funds. By all means, a thousand? Two?

William, some cash from the safe. Fifty thousand for a start.

Ah, ten thousand cash, if you have it handy.

Ten thousand, William.

A boatload of prime seal.

Hurry up, we'll be all at the Occidental Hotel.

Come on over tonight for a drink. I'll be glad to.

We go.

Eh, just a moment Captain.

I've been talking to some gentlemen about the deal you proposed two years ago. M-hm.

They're extremely interested. The contract with the Russian. Yes.

It was your idea to take over the charter of the Alaskan fur company.

I've changed my mind. You don't want to buy the Alaskan contract? I've decided to buy Alaska.

Buy Alaska? Why, that would take millions.

Ten millions, to be exact.

Way with the idea, Mr. Clegett. I'll get you my droosh.

Droosh, driver, driver, droosh! Now, Captain, if there's anything we can do to make your stay in San Francisco pleasant, we're at your command.

The Occidental.

What about us? You use that walking chains at the tail of the sheddy. Keeping your feet in the paths of righteousness.

And your eyes away from the swinging doors.

He can't be serious about buying Alaska.

Of course he's serious, the man is fabulous, mad, he's impossible.

But if he's decided to buy Alaska, he'll buy it.

Oh, the Boston Man is back!

His Deacon is with him. Mamie, Jonathan Clark is here.

He's got Ogeechuk with him. Aha, passing us up to the Occidental.

I'll lay you two to one they don't get in the joint.

Did somebody ring?

I'd like some rooms for myself and my crew.

I'm sorry, the hotel is full to capacity.

I'll bed myself on the second floor, near the front.

We'll need about, uhm, ten suites.

Will ten suites be enough?

May I suggest you try some hotel a little closer to the waterfront?

And we also want the main ballroom for tonight.

Set up some extra bars and dinner for about a hundred people.

For it is told that Salomon in his wisdom decreed the toiler should revel and make merry.

You think he has ever revelled? Or made merry?

That's debatable. It's not only debatable, it's preposterous. I tell you we are full, there are no accommodations.

And I'd be greatly obliged if you'd take this evil smelling...

...aborigine out of my lobby before I swoon.

I'll pay you a thousand a day for the rooms, food and liquor extra.

Don't you understand that... Thousand a day?

The keys of the presidential suite. Hurry you blithering imbeciles, the keys of the... Take the gentlemen's luggage.

They have no luggage, Mr. Eustace. Don't argue with me.

Hello, my friend! Hey, I see that fish boat of yours out in the harbor, I said to me, hey Portugee, what you know?

Boston Man come back from Pribilofs. I bet you my life he don't catch one little seal. That's what I tell me, what do you think?

I think you told yourself one big lie. Wo-hoho, you make big catch, eh?

Fair to meddle in. But we missed you, Portugee, what happened?

I don't go to Pribilofs this year. Got no crew, all get shanghaied.

To China maybe, I got no crew. Too bad, let's take a look at those rooms. This gentleman is with your party?

This gentleman is no gentleman. He's a seagoing thief who makes his livings stealing seals from the Russians. He needs a bath, shaves, knows the feel of good clean linen. When the moon is bright he stays out all night and howls like a dog. Then curls up and sleeps on the floor 'til mid-day.

Is that right, Portugee? He knows me pretty good.

I got big surprise for you, I don't steal seals no more, no.

I got big deal. Very big deal.

Very important Russian fellow hired Portugee's boat.

We're gonna take Russian Countess to Sitka. What you think about that?

You make good company for each other. Hey hey, is that nice way to talk about Russian Countess? Hey you, you, how you like to sign on as first mate?

Cast off, Portugee. For as vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eye so is the sound of your voice to the ears of an honest man.

Hey, I got good crew, all New England boys.

Hey I got the best crew on all Pacific Ocean.

Hello my friends, come, everybody drink on Portugee.

I treat everybody. Only Beer.

Hey, amigo, amigo. Now, is everything ready?

Everything is ready. Fine, then I shall tell her highness that we sail on the evening tide. That's it, hey we gonna sail on the evening tide.

Hey, where's the bar in there?

We go! We go!

My friend we don't sail on no tide. Hm?

I got no crew. But you told me you had a crew.

As for to this morning I had a crew. You see them boys?

Best crew in whole world, I steal 'em from Boston Man.

Now, no crew. Boston Man steal 'em back.

I think he's a thief. This is preposterous.

Ah, we have two, three, maybe six little drink.

You assured me we would leave on the night tide.

You accepted the Countesse's money, twenty-five thousand in good American gold. That's true.

We must leave tonight, Prince Semyon is due to arrive perhaps, perhaps in a matter of hours.

What's this got to do with me? With you nothing, but for the Countess it means an impossible marriage to a man she hates.

And for me it's a, it's a matter of life and death.

Then my friend, I think you're dying. Ah, come we have 4, 5 little drinks.

I have bourbon, beer, vodka, what you take?

I'll take my twenty-five thousand, if you please.

What? We make a deal. You haven't kept it.

What's the difference? We make a deal.

Vodka for my friend. You haven't kept your share of it.

When a Portugee make a deal, it's a deal.

When do I meet the Countess, eh?

You don't! But I advise you to find a crew within 48 hours.

I'm not the man to be trifled with. Hey, I don't trifle with men either.

Oh, this Countess, eh, she's, eh, she's pretty?

Very strange people these Russians.

They give you money then want it back. Between you and me, I think he's a thief.

Now, we are ready. Is the ship ready?

Do we leave tonight? No. - What?

This is ridiculous. One minute he tells us we're to leave tonight, now he tells we're not to leave tonight.

If we are to leave, we leave. If we are not to leave, we do not leave.

What is all this excitement about? Your Highness, we do not leave for Sitka tonight. Why not?

This Portugee, it seems he had some waterfront character steal the crew that belonged to the Boston Man. The Boston Man, who is he?

A pirate! The man's raiôs on the people of seal herds have brought the Alaskan Fur Company to the verge of bankruptcy.

You could do the Governor General no greater favor than to bring him Jonathan Clark's head, nicely wrapped, in a basket.

I'm afraid my uncle will have to accept me without the basket.

What is all this? Your crew, it seems the Boston Man decided to steal them back from the Portugee and moved them into the hotel. Then perhaps you were doing business with the wrong person. Why not hire this Boston Man to take us to Sitka?

But your Highness, he's a pirate. An enemy of the Tzar.

Is that important? Or have you forgotten that there is no safety for you or for me either until we reach Alaska?

And very little there if the Governor General decides to obey the Tzar rather than listen to you. Do not worry about my uncle, Ivan.

He will listen to me. Very well your Highness, I shall insist, that the Portugee... Forget the Portugee.

Talk to the Boston Man. But your Highness, he is practically an outlaw!

I want the coat in blue, with satin lapels and I'll take two in brown, ah, make it three.

Send those invitations to the Mayor and the Governor?

They have been notified, yes, Sir. Good, find Joe Sweeny down at the city's treasurer's office. Unfortunately no, Sir, Mr. Sweeny's being hanged this evening.

They checked his accounts and it seems they discovered a slight case of embezzlement. Oh, that's too bad, he was a great man with the bottle. There are very few of us left.

What's the matter Ogeechuck? You're unhappy?

We go.

I beg your pardon, Sir. I understand you're the Captain of a schooner that arrived this morning. That's right, what are you selling?

I'd like to charter your ship. I must get to Alaska immediately.

I'm sorry, Mister. We just got back from Alaska.

I'm sure I could make it worth your while.

It concerns the Countess Selanova and her party. I'm her representative.

Paul Shushaldin, Colonel of the Preparshensk Regiment Imperial Guard to his Majesty the Tzar of all the Russian.

In that case, let me introduce you to another of the Tzar's subjects.

Malou, shake hands with an officer of the Tzar.

Don't be surprised, you'll see a lot of that in Alaska.

This is Malou, an Aleutian seal hunter who failed to turn in his quota for the Tzar. Baronov the last Governor General up there lapped off his hand to teach him a lesson. Now I'm a work for Boston Man, no slave for Russians anymore. Pardon me, Captain Clark, the hatter is in the bedroom. Well, thank you Eustace.

Give the gentleman a drink.

No, not now, not now.

Never put hats on a bed man, that's bad luck.

Sir, I'm in position to offer you 25000 Dollars for transportation to Sitka for the Countess and her party. Your in position to lose

I understand this. I have no love for the Russians and even less for the nobility.

As for your Countess Selanova, you tell her that she can swim to Alaska for all I care. And be sure to tell her to take the inland passage.

We don't want her to scare the seals.

I told you to keep Louise outta here. Looks like she has a salt bathtub.

Now that's alright now, young lady, but stay outta my tub.

Ogeechuck, she go.

We go.

We go.

Remember, you're ladies.

Mamie! You're the most wonderful sight I've seen in two years.

Have you missed me? Just a little too much, fool that I'm to admit it. Lena, have you got anything to kick about.

Drinks for the ladies, Eustace.

You're a worthless rogue, Jonathan. Glad you love me.

Only for your money.

Captain Clark, I'll give you seventy- five thousand Dollars...

Seventy-five thousand Dollars! Have a drink, General, have a drink.

Girls this is General, ah, what's your name? Paul Shushaldin, Colonel of the Preparshensk Regiment Imperial Guard of his Majesty the Tzar of all the Russians. Isn't he beautiful, an imperial Colonel with seventy-five thousand Dollars.

Just my type. Seventy-five thousand and with medals...

Don't be bashful, Colonel.

Colonel, why are you running away from us?

We're only a couple of dancing girls. We just wanna have a drink with you.

Ladies, if you please.

Don't run away, Colonel. You are invited to a party.

He's mine. He's mine. He's mine! - He's mine!

Ladies, I must ask you to leave immediately.

He doesn't like barmaids. Probably a snob.

Well, here's to the barnacles off the hull.

Come to the party tonight Colonel, and I'll give you back your medal.

Let's get back to the sailors. We go.

Are those ladies friends of yours? Oh no, no, your Highness, friends of the Boston Man. Did you speak with him?

I did and I was insulted for my trouble. He hates Russians, especially the nobility. In that case he's not alone.

Did you offer him a fair price? Oh, money means nothing to the man, he's a barbarian, a pirate who can think of nothing but wine and women.

Women. Such as those, he's impossible.

But he does have a ship. And a crew.

Mathilda, allow me to present Captain Jonathan Clark, the Boston Man.

Jonathan, this is Mrs. Mallit. Mallit?

Mrs Harrison Crocker Mallit of Mallit and Fitzsimmons, Bankers.

Mrs. Mallit. May I have the honour of this dance?

Charming party, charming party.

Deacon, Sir, where be calm? What kind of fun is this?

Fun? My son, this is what is commonly known as "finance", "high finance".

Finance? It seems the Captain has decided to buy Alaska for the sum of approximately eight to ten million Dollars.

That's a lot of money Deacon, Sir. Where is he gonna get it?

He's dancing with half of it right now.

Mr. Greathouse, the royal drapes from the Presidential Suite are missing.

Oh, that's quite understandable.

Cast your eyes on the pride of the Pribilofs.

An allusion sunset.

This is too much. Sir, I must bid you good evening.

If we meet again, we shall smile. If not, this party is well-be.

Break it up boys, the party is dying a slow death.

Break it up faster.

Let's have the Nova Scotia reel.

And make it a salty one...

Captain, your ladies...

Righty on boy, the long braid. Put down your whiskey and grab a maid.

Human attraction, that's where's all the action.

All ashore that's goin' ashore.

Center couples, settle for.

What happened to the saloon? The party was getting dull, so I closed it up and brought the gang along with me.

Hand in buss meet half ways. They'll be dancing on your way.

Alright boys, here's your chance. Crowd your partner and on with the dance.

Inside out and under the boots, kill your partner and watch for the mood.

Two years ago it took you less trouble to find me.

Two years ago there was more of you to find.

I thought you liked your women thin.

Well, there's to say that I like my women...

Cast off sail, get on the rock, wail on your partner and tamp to the dock.

Well, hello. How long have you been at the Valentine?

The Valentine? Yes, I thought Mamie had one in more for the beach.

Oh yes, Mamie, she's very nice. Yeah, rough exterior but a heart of gold.

Come over here and talk about you.

Two shots of Red Terrier. Oh, it's the best.

Here's to girls and gunpowder.

Two more.

Hey, hey, hello my friend.

Hey, the Barbary Coast is very lonesome tonight. I say what is this?

Where is everybody? They say Boston Man have very big party.

I think maybe you forgot to invite Portugee, eh? That's alright.

I invite myself. Oh, I bring my brothers and a few friends.

All nice clean boys. Hey, how you think I look, eh?

I shave, get hair cut, I even take a bath, hahahaha...

Since you had a bath, you and your friends get settled for the bar and have a drink.

Remember this, Portugee, you're in the presence of ladies and gentlemen here.

This is so much as drop an oath, if you steal one watch, I'll swipe the decks with you.

What you talk about? I come show you how to dance.

Ah, and how to make love. Take it easy my friend.

This one is mine. No, no, not this time.

Four, no five times take woman from Portugee. This time you're gonna lose.

Have another drink, I'll be right back.

It's a fight, he'll kill him.

Here they go, another duell. Portugee will never learn.

Anchor me.

Brethren, the wages of sin lie heavily within my pocket.

Would there be one among you willing to venture one thousand upon young Portugee? I'll lay a hundred.

Over the side with you, you're a piker. One thousand or nothing.

One thousand on the Portugee. Done.

This time I'm gonna win lady for sure.

Who's up for a second bet? Two thousand.

Two thousand. You have a bet.

Boston Man is weakening. Anyone willing to lay two to one?

Two to one, do I hear, two to one? Lay before you regret it.

Now, who'll lay three? Three thousand.


Now, who'll lay four to one? Four thousand.

You have a bet, Sir.

Five! Five thousand. Thy voice is the sound of bells.

You have a bet, my friend.

Fear not, fair maiden, you shall be in good hands.

Come on, break him! Come on, come on!

Come on.

You're the young, the keen, the gentleman that ran out of money.

Who upped the anchor?

Ah, that makes six times I lose woman to Boston Man.

Hey, he's pretty good. Now we say good-bye.

No, first I kiss you.

Hey, that's pretty good. Ha, here's your woman.

You cheap ring ape, how dare you? Look, don't bother me.

Sir, I want... I know you want your money back.

I told you, when a Portugee makes a deal, it's a deal.

Hey, hey, that's the fellow I make the deal with. He's a big Russian thief.

Someone stole my watch.

He stole mine, too. Mine, too.

Portugee, I warned you. What?

Alright men, throw the Portugee and his nice clean boys outta here.

It's getting a little noisy in here.

Who are you?

Just a girl.

What kind of a girl?

Just a Russian girl.

Oh, you're one of that breed.

A very unimportant one.

A travelling companion to the Countess.

So you see I'm not very much for you to win.

Driver, pull up here. But I can't go with you, the Countess will be very angry. Who cares?

Look, the Countess will miss me and... Does it matter?

Ares, go inside, grab yourself a drink, get into the fight.

Thank you Captain Clark.

Now is there any place in the ticket that you'd like to go?

I'd like to see San Francisco. All of it.

Let's go.

So you're a little Russian girl, ha?

Let's see what part of Russia you come from?

Not from that part. No?

Perhaps not so quickly.

In my part of Russia there's the custom to at least ask a girl her name before you attempt to kiss her.

Oh well, you see, in America we kiss first and ask later.

What's your name? Marina.

Marina? That's a nice name. Now how about that kiss?

Oh, the Vigellenics. What is the celebration?

It looks like we're in time for Sweeny's hanging.

Hey, Finnegan, got that rope stretched good?

If it snaps, I'll do do the second hanging for free.

Hey Sweeny, I thought you were coming over to my party.

Sorry Jonathan, I was tied up. Are they really going to hang him?

Oh yes. But they mustn't, please don't let them, you must stop them.

Hey, Finnegan, I've bet you a thousand Dollars, that Sweeny wouldn't hang before the year was out. Well, I lose...

Hey gold... That's for me...

Sweeny, what are you waiting for?

Will they catch him? Oh, not Sweeny, he'll be in Sacramento before sunup.

You're insane. Well, you didn't want him hanged.

Captain Clark, it's good to see you again, Sir.

We missed you, Captain. Well, it's great to be home.

Nicolas, Papa, Hector, Pushna, how are you smiling Irishmen?

This way Mademoiselle, smiling Irishmen...

Captain, I'd like to serve you my wonderful Cotelette de Volate.

Well, cook it up. And you, mademoiselle, may I tempt you with just a slight portion?

What's it all about? Oh, he said that the pheasant is delicious. He just sold the pheasant.

And he better ice up about eight quarts of champagne.

Of course Captain, with pleasure.

Why did you bring me here? These are all old friends of mine.

But I've heard that you do not like Russians and these people are Russian. Once upon a time, they're all good Yankees now.

Uh, anything you'd like?

What does it mean?

Oh, it is a love song. About the sea. In your language the words say:

Wind of the north that comes from the sea, speak to my loved one and tell him from me:


Well, the words say that I will always be waiting for him to take me into his arms, to kiss me.

You will spoil my face. You've already done that.

What was your father? A Navajo war chief? You got enough rouge on to paint a totem pole.

I thought you were only interested in women who use paint and powder.

If I am, why should you try to interest me?


Because... you have a boat.

And the Countess must get to Sitka.

Ah, people...

I see...

First she sends this, this, this Colonel Whats his name to offer me money when I turn him down she sends me you to offer me a...

Well just what is it, that you have to offer me?

Come on, I'll take you back to your hotel.

I don't wanna go back, please.

You promised to show me San Francisco.

Alright, alright. Take it easy. I'll show you San Francisco.

Here, here's to, ah... All the barnacles off the hull.

Hello Captain Clark, last time you were here, you burned down my underwood yard.

I'm glad to see you Cheng, everything looks just the same.

What did he say? Oh, he wants to buy you.

Offer is fifty thousand Tai-Yung. Fifty thousand Tai-Yung.

How much is that? Twenty thousand Dollars.

First he would not raise the bet.

You see what I mean? He's up to fifty-four Dollars now.

Did he raise the bet again? No, he simply wished that all of our children might be boys.

Lights, music, people who laugh. Chinatown and the Barbary Coast, oh this is a mad city, this San Francisco of yours.

That's only because it's young, it'll grow up someday.

I hope not, I've seen cities that were old. I was sent to London for my education, I been to Rome, Vienna, my own St. Petersburg.

Cities where each night we wonder if tomorrow's sun will bring us trouble perhaps even death. Please, God, it'll never happen to here.

It won't. We'll keep it young, you and I, hm?

We'll come up here the first thing each morning and see to it that San Francisco starts the day off right.


With a kiss...

Where have you been?

What were you doing?

Your Highness, there must be an explanation.

Do you realize it is almost noon and you have been out throughout the entire night?

She's bewitched, hypnotized. She seems to be alright, she still wears her jewelry. Did you notice that crazy look in her eyes?

But I insist your Highness, there must be an explanation.

This barbarian, what did he do?

Why don't you answer? Don't you hear what we're asking?

Did you speak to him about Sitka? Did you ask him about the boat?

Yes, the boat, the boat, the boat!

What boat?

If you're a friend, come in.

Captain Clark, as the result of the celebration there is the small matter of damages. Item: 427 Glasses, item: 361 dishes, cups and assorted pieces of crockery. Item: 14 mirrors, item: One grand chandelier, ca. 1750, it is irreplaceable and oh yes, we find your aborigine's greasy paw prints over all our draperies. Now...

What's this all about?

About fifteen thousand Dollars at the moment, probably twice that much when the full returns come in. Sounds like a reasonable amount, put it on the bill.

Let me assure you, Sir, I have.

Oh, how beautiful roses!

And what order!

Oh they are beautiful.

This also goes with the roses.

Pearls... Jonathan would do that. It would be better if he would give you the boat.

Anna is right. Tell this barbarian if he will take us to Sitka we will give him jewels. I thought you told me that Captain Clark was not interested in my money.

Perhaps not, but Prince Semyon is... Oh Paul, stop worrying about Semyon, Stop worrying? But it was his imperial Majesty, the Tzar himself who has arranged this marriage. Well then let him arrange another.

I'm sure he can find someone else to support his nephew.

Your Highness, I'm overwhelmed with gratitude that you have chosen my establishment for your stay in San Francisco, completely overwhelmed.

Is everything quite as it should be? Everything is fine, thank you.

Oh wonderful, it's a privilege and a pleasure to serve you.

If there's anything further I may do, pray command me.

I shall. Carriage for the Countess!

The Countess is asleep. Marina.

That is why I was able to get away. And don't wake the old walrus up.

How did you know that I like pearls? Oh, it was just a guess.

There she is. She's all by herself in the moonlight.

I think you'll like her, she's a well birthed lady.

And her name? Pilgrim of the Sea.

That's an odd name for a pirate's boat.

Pirate? Yes. They told me you were a pirate.

Oh, in the eyes of the Russians perhaps I am.

Let's just say that I take my luck where I find it.

And tonight?

I feel lucky.

She's lovely.

She always obeys me.

Perhaps she likes the touch of your hand.

She ought to, I'm love with her.

Only because she obeys you?

We've been together quite a long while, the Pilgrim and I.

Seen a great many ports. Done a great many things.

Someday, when it's all over, we'll be going home together.

To Salem. To Salem? - That's a little town in Massachusetts.

It's a nice little town.

But they call you the Boston Man. Why? Oh, that's just a name the Russians gave me because I'm from New England.

The Boston Man.

I like it, it suits you well.

No, stay there. What is it?

I, I just want to see how the Pilgrim looks without a hand on the wheel.

North-West by West.

On a quarter West.

Yes, you'll do for a mate.

Will I?

I'll let you take a turn at the wheel every morning while I catch forty winks.

When? When I take you to Sitka.

No, no you mustn't. Oh, why not, no trouble.

Besides I have business with old Ivan, the Governor General.

But they hate you, he'll hang you.

I don't know if I can show him a way to keep himself from being hanged.

He's in trouble.

Why? The Alaskan Fur Company is going to boom.

Because of you?

I wouldn't want to take all of the credit.

Now, the real trouble lies with the Russians and the treatment of the natives up there, the Aleuts.

Aren't they subjects of the Tzar? Subjects? They're slaves.

Sent out by their masters to kill every seal they can find or be killed themselves.

So they kill anything that wears a pelt.

The result is that the herds are dwindling, paying out.

And, so are the profits.

And when the Tzar takes a look at his teller sheets poor old Ivan does have to get his neck stretched.

And you can help him? If he'll listen to reason, yes.

We'll buy Alaska and all of the islands where the fur seals breed.

Then we'll limit the kill, take only enough to fill our needs.

Ten million Dollars will do the trick.

We'll buy them out, lock, stock and barrel.

And, when we're married, I'll give you the Governor's palace in Sitka for a home.

When we're married?

Isn't that what people do who're in love?

Oh yes.


Good morning, good morning everybody.

It is morning, isn't it? 4:30 in the morning, to be exact.

4:30, what a wonderful hour, what a wonderful morning, what a wonderful day. May I ask your Highness what is so wonderful about it?

It is my wedding day. Your we...

Your wedding day? This is inconceivable.

It is worse than that, it's madness. Oh madness yes, but wonderful.

We're going to be Americans, we're going to laugh and to sing.

We're going to learn to be happy and never to be afraid.

You're serious? You're actually going to marry this barbarian?

When the man learns who you are he will be more apt to kill you than to marry you.

Do you think so? Then I'll sure tell him.

And here's to all the barnacles off the ho.

Marina, I had hardly expected to find you awake at this hour.

This is an unexpected pleasure.

And you Paul, Anna... Your imperial Highness, Prince Semyon, we, we are very happy to see you. Yes, I can see that your joy overwhelms you. And you Marina, have you no words for the man you left waiting at the altar in St. Petersburg?

Whatever I have to say was said in St. Petersburg.

A woman of fire.

Even without his imperial Majesty's orders I would have circled the world to find you.

The Tzar sent you to find me. Yes, and to return you to the court.

Unfortunately, there will be a slight delay. I've also been ordered to make a short stop at Sitka. Some slight matter of business with your uncle Ivan. His imperial Majesty has assigned to me the latest addition to our Russian navy.

A steam driven gunboat. It may flatter you to know that I have broken every existing record on my way from St. Petersburg.

And now you can turn your gunboat around and break a few more records on your way back to St. Petersburg.

That is, unless you would like to stay for my wedding.

Eustace, the Occidental is doubts off proud, the cake is great.

Oh thank you Sir, it's no better than you deserve Captain.

But may I inquire, who is the lucky lady?

Oh, well, she's much better than I deserve.

You just wait 'til you see her. Wait 'til you see her.

Oh, hello parson. Say, there's something I want to ask you.

You know, this is the first time off the deep end for me.

Uh, when do I cut the cake? After the ceremony.

Thanks parson, thanks. Ah, would you play me that tune that you played the other night at the restaurant, you know the one. The one that goes uh, daa-da-da-dii-da-da-daa, you know? Yes yes yes.

Deacon, you got the ring? I have.

Jonathan, we have ten million Dollars on the passenger in San Francisco.

The agreement is signed, now all we have to do is...

Oh not today, not today. Clegett, this is my wedding day.

Listen to that tune.

Isn't it beautiful? Yes, when do you propose to speak to the Governor General of Russian America?

Oh, well, I'll take care of that while I'm on my honeymoon.

I'm taking my bride up to Sitka.

I wonder who she is and where she comes from.

Congratulations, Jonathan. All the good luck in the world.

Thanks Mamie. Thanks for coming.

You know I wouldn't let you down, Jonathan.

Look, I even brought along some witnesses.

I'll get you some champagne. Hey, hello my friend.

Hey, home come every time you make big party with beautiful girls you won't invite the Portugee? What's the matter, eh?

There is no party Portugee, it's a wedding.

Wedding? My wedding.

Hey, who are you gonna marry, Louise the seal?

I oughta toss you out on the earth for that but today I can't be mad at anybody.

I'm marrying the most beautiful girl in the world.

Yeah? You've seen her.

I see her? Where? At the party. That little Russian girl.

Russian girl? Yeah, you know her.

The girl you brought down for the carriage, last night.

The carri... Why, that was the Countess.

The Countess Marina Selanova, niece to the Governor General of Russian America. But they've gone Sir.

They left this morning before daybreak.

The Russians, they leave.

Your whole bunch leave this morning on big gunboat.

Hey, this is big joke on Boston Man, what do you think?

Russian Countess gonna make gun fishing with?

Or she wants his boat, she can come board... Okay, I buy two for you.


Let's everybody have a drink. I am sorry Sir, I shall have to have cash, you find yourself... Then let's have some whiskey.

But Captain I... Captain Clark, I'm sorry to do this, it's very embarrassing but your credit... The fact is, that I can extend you extend you no further credit.

And I must ask for your rooms. See Clegett.

He's refused to honour your credit, Sir.

And I must ask you to vacate your rooms.

How much do I owe you? Better than ten thousand Dollars Sir.

Deacon, how much will the Pilgrim bring? Pilgrim?

Yeah, how much will she bring in a quick sale?

With a thousand ships rotting in the harbor I doubt whether we could get better than fifteen thousand for her.

Even though she is the sweetest thing afloat.

Well, sell her. Give this man his money.

Jonathan you don't mean that. Let's wait 'til morning to talk about it when you have... Go ahead, sell her. If you can't get fifteen, take ten. I buy her, hey, whiskey for my friend.

Whiskey for the crew, you too. I give you ten thousand Dollars.

This golôs for deposit. One week, two week, I make good gold many for seal.

Hey Deacon what you say? I make you chief mate on my new boat.

How you like that? Hey, Ogeechuck, I make you chief pilot, no, I take whole crew.

I give you five hundred Dollar bonus. Hey, we go to Pribilofs make biggest catch in whole world. We take all seals those Russians have.

Hey, I make you all rich.

Hey, I give you five hundred Dollar bonus

Alright, I give you one thousand.

You won't have to starve with this drunken Boston Man no more, he's all through. You sail with the Portugee.

Hey what's this? You sold me the Pilgrim.

I haven't sold you anything. No, now she's mine.

A deal is a deal. You still want her?

When a Portugee make a deal, it's a deal, I want her.

Alright, we'll race for her. The Pilgrim against the Santa Isabella.

First one to the Pribilofs takes them both.

That's a bet! Careful Jonathan, he can up anchor within the hour. It'll take us a full week to clear for sea. No, we'll be ready in two days.

Alright sailors, overhaul the vessel, make her ready for sea, shabba!

My friend you make big mistake.

The Portugee beat you like crazy to the Pribilofs.

Me and my Santa Isabella, we run away from you like, like I run away from my first wife.

We go!

On to the Pribilofs, on to the Pribilofs, make way for the sailors.

What's this I hear? You're leaving for the Pribilofs?

That's right. Well, I've been waiting for this.

Here, now here's the contract of the purchase of Alaska.

Now there's 10 million Dollars in... Save your money, Clegett.

Thanks for the use of the hall, Eustace.

But what about my son? He wants to go with you.

Come on, boy.

We go!

How did I tell you Deacon? Two days and we're clear underway.

It's a great crew, one of the best. Yah, they're a great bunch.

Maybe because they like you. But why, I'll never know.

I'm gonna turn in for a while. Call me at four bells.

We're moving right along, Deacon. Come morning that Portugee find us right in his way. Wouldn't you say, Sir?

Might very well be. Coming on a blow in an hour or two and the old lady will be able to put her best wood forward.

A right wind before the morning and all's right for the world.

Now hop down in the galley and fix me some java.

Aye aye, Sir.

They're good flapping, Deacon. You promised us this wind, here it is.

You're the wind saver, where's the Portugee?

Well there's a funny thing about the wind, son. Seems to blow on the just and the unjust alike. That's just the trouble.

While we be at sea six weeks now Sir, and still no sign of him.

That's right Deacon, give the Portugee another 4 days and he'll be at the Pribilofs and we'll lose the Pilgrim.

Yeah, it's always a possibility.

Why are we running under short sail? Forty mile wind, why not?

You're getting a little old Deacon, that's not the sailor.

That Portugee will be at the Pribilofs before we clear the Ocean.

Patient man, the Portugee had a two day lead on it.

And you want him to keep it? Santodee, hoist the jib.

Did he mean me? He's a man toller. I said, Santodee...

Come on let's go, heave it! Heave ho!

I tell you we lose a mast before the hour is out.

Stop worrying. Here, let me take it. You're welcome to it.

He go! He go!

Yah, it's the Santa Isabella lighten up.

Runnin' under short sail.

At least he's not trying to drive her under.

Hey, look, look. Look look, I'll give it a look.

Hey, it's a nice wind, ha?

Hey, three four days we get to Pribilof.

Hey, what say, you know what I think? Pretty soon I gonna be a rich man.

I own two boats.

Maybe Boston Man, he owns two boats, too.

The Boston Man, he's still in San Francisco.

Hey, I bet he looking for the banker yet.

Hey José, come and see. Hey, how you like to be Captain of the Pilgrim? I think I gonna make you Captain.

Before you make me Captain, you better take a look!


Hey, that's the Boston Man. He better sailor than I think.

He carry too much sail, he'll break out all the sticks.

Maybe he buy shortcut. Hey, jib and main!

Jib and main? What are you trying to do? Break out your sticks, too?

I do need jib and main. Hey you, who's the Captain around here?

You what you wait for, go forward.

Hey you, hey you below! Come on up you lazy loafers!

Go along, put up some canvas.

You, what's the matter, you not working for me?

Hey, can't you run?

Here you do that.

Hurry up!

He go! He go!

He's gotten under full sail, he must be crazy.

Lay her off, fellows, loose the topsail.

What's that the man said? Did you hear him?

Capsize your watch and torches you'll get.

Lively now, loose the topsail, let's make her fly.

Here we come Portugee, make way for the sailors.

Loose the topsail. Easy man, she'll never carry 'em.

Wanna follow that Portugee all the way to the Pribilofs?

I'd rather do that than lose both our masts. There's more than that, we'll lose the Pilgrim. Forth there, hoist the jib topsail.

Man, they'll carry away. Let's make it fast.

Set topsail!

Here we come Portugee! Ha, we'll make her fly!

Hey, that Boston Man he played off his top tools.

That's absolutely crazy.

What you wanna do? Let Pilgrim before and win, eh?

He's crazy!

Stand by, raise that topsails.

Topsails? You're crazy, too. Shut up, hey ya, raise that topsails.

Boston Man, Deacon, they thieves. They want me to lose my Santa Isabella.

Please, some wind!

We'll get some wind. Good, look force that nobody deserts.

Hey José, use knife. Aye aye.

Hey ya, who you work for? Boston Man or me?

You pussy player make me lose.

Hey Manuel, hey ya, give me some more canvas.

You gotta be crazy.

But here we come, Portugee. For better or worse, here we come.

Na, he's got his topsails up. Carrying every inch of rag he can.

I told you he was crazy.

Here we come, Portugee.

Hey Boston Man, here's rope, I give you tow to Pribilof.

How do you like that? Offering us a ropes-in.

We'll wind it around his neck.

It is best you don't do this. You'll make him mad.

That's good, he get mad, he blow away his sticks.

Mind that Boston Man, he comes like hurricane.

But why? Why you make him mad? No, he's not mad now, he's just little bit angry. Very soon I gonna make him real mad.

Haul her harder, sail it a yard. That's what I love, the best schooner of all must be the Pilgrim. Here we come Portugee!

Come, come!

Better ease off, you put the Pilgrim on the man's lap.

Might be an idea.

What's the matter, Pilgrim, run away from you.

Away! Take the wheel. Away! Makes me mad.

Make way, Portugee! Here we come!

What you tryin' to do? Tryin' to kill us?

You make him too mad. God, shut up!

Go away, go away!

Go away, stay back! You better look out!

They're gonna ram us.

Tom, go to the tow rack. Come on, let's do this, we better pray.

Please, please, send the Boston Man away.

Go away!

Go away!

What you tryin' to be funny? This is funny?

Go away you fool! You crazy Boston Man! Go away!

Look out Captain, they gonna jump on board I say!

They try to ram my boat!

Breaks the mast here, I don't go.

I'm gonna give you a bath Portugee.

Hey Boston Man, that's not funny.

Looks like you made a fool out of yourself Portugee.

See you at the Pribilofs!

Maybe I make fool of me, I don't let Russian girl make fool of me.

Hey, one kiss of Portugee, that's why she don't marry Boston Man.

Next time I see her, I'm gonna... I'm gonna kiss her...

Watch it Jonathan, you'll run the man down.

Go away!

You'll run the man down, I tell you. That's right.

Stand by the chain.

The man was joking, he meant no harm.

Stand by the chain. Stand by, stand by, heave about!

Watch it!

Can we help you Portugee?

Do me favor, will you?

Beat that crazy man to fish.

Can we help you?

Tell Boston Man, I give him say his farewell.

Tired of this funny clown?

Highness, we had any for banker.

Your Highness, I have orders to bring you to the Governor General.

Very well.

Marina, there must be an end to this nonsense.

Three times you have tried to leave Sitka.

And I shall try a fourth and a fifth time uncle Ivan, I assure you.

Marina, don't I have enough troubles without your adding to them?

The Alaskan Fur Company is on the verge of bankruptcy.

Brought about by this Boston Man, this barbarian...

I'm in love with this barbarian as you call him.

I would have married him in San Francisco if Semyon had not stolen me out of the hotel. He should be hanged.

Take my advice Marina: Forget this Boston Man and tell Semyon you will marry him.

Good morning Marina.

Did you enjoy your drive to the waterfront?

Is it customary for you to enter a room unannounced?

As a personal representative of the Tzar, yes.

Poor Ivan, you were never a businessman.

Five million Rubels lost. Straight or stolen during the past year.

Five millio... Twice the amount that cost Barinov his head.

Poor Barinov. You've heard of him, haven't you, Marina?

Yes, I have.

Ivan, I noticed that most of your losses are due to this American.

The so called Boston Man. Yes, that is true.

He has been driving me mad. So I've heard.

I've also heard this morning that he has again been sighted off the Pribilofs. Yes, that's true.

He's back again. And you have done nothing about it?

What is there to do? I tell you the man can out sail every schooner we have in Sitka. Quite true. But he cannot out sail my gunboat.

Therefore my dear Ivan, I shall bring this barbarian to you in chains.

And we shall hang him from the highest gallows in Sitka.

No. Why not?

Fear for my safety? Or for his?

Deacon, Sir, do you hear it?

I do. So does Louise, she's been listening for it a worthy mile from San Francisco. May I ask, Sir, what is it she hears?

The voice of the Pribilofs. When the fog lifts you'll see for yourself.

Land Ho! Off the Portbow.

Did you see them, Deacon, Sir? Seals, thousands of them.

Those are the cows, the lady seals, coming in for their morning meal.

You better put a leash on this cow, Deacon. She's all for going ashore.

Louise, you naughty girl, I'm ashamed of you.

Ogeechuck, we better take her below, before we lose her.

We go!

Haul down the headsails! Down headsails!

Down toy main. Toy main.

Drop the anchor. Dropping anchor.

Alright, yawls over the side.

Stand by, heave ho. Drop the lifeboats.

Easy does it.

Lively now.

Send her off.

Pass that line.

Shall I work with Michael, Sir? Nay, best stay with me, son.

It's hardly a job for a city boy.

Jonathan! Pretty foul it is, we must pull out to the corner.

No, head ashore where you are.

Hold her down. Keep away from those cows.

We're gonna go where the backs are lose at the far end.

Send them along.

There are millions of them, Sir, millions.

Look the whole island is swarming with them.

It is. It won't be for long if the Russians have their way.

Look at that. Five years ago that section of the beach was swarming with them, too.

I've seen it when a man couldn't even move amongst them.

Now they're gone.

Soon they'll all be gone if the Russians don't learn to limit their killing. But they won't learn.

Every year they come up here, cut into the herds, killing the bulls and the cows alike. Slaughtering pups with a thousand.

Wasting most of their kill. Wrong way, blue wrong.

We're on to kill the seals, or how else are you going to get the hides?

That's a good question, son. But it's not the killing that's wrong.

Nature herself does that. All we've ever done is follow nature's way.

Kill only as she does. No, I'm sorry, Sir, I don't quite understand.

Now look down on that beach there. You see that group behind the rocks?

Those are the backsters, young male seals not old enough to have a harem of their own. I don't know why, but nature's provided too many of these and for reasons of her own has decided that most of them must die.

If you look sharp you can see them fighting with the beach master.

Fighting and dying. Yes I see them, Sir.

You'll notice we only cut into the bachelors.

We leave the cows and the beach-masters and nature takes care of the rest.

Look over there, isn't that Louise?

I don't know Sir, it's kinda hard to distinguish.

Well not for me, it isn't.

Louise! You little hussy, get back to the ship.

Leave her alone, take care of one of the young ones yourself.

You naughty girl.

Louise, get away from him, I tell you.

Women, you can't trust even the best of them.

These are wonderful, Sir, just wonderful. Every one a prime pelt.

Dad will jump off the dock when he sees these.

I sure think he would. Come on men and keep moving.

We'll get another load before nightfall.

Another trip like this and we'll all be rich.

What fool you sound, sailors never get rich. They only get...

...ah never mind what they get. We go!

We go! We go!

You see that smoke to windward?

Yeah, I see it. That gunboat that pulled into San Francisco, she was a steamer. Let's forget about San Francisco.

Alright men, keep moving.

That smoke, you know, could be from her.

Could be, but it isn't. Well if I'm not being to inquisitive, what is it then? Ah, it's probably a volcano.

Look what we have over here.

An albino.

A sure sign of bad luck.

Deacon will you stop worrying about the Russians you'll be old before you're tired. Jonathan be smart, settle for what we have. It's written that greed leadeth the man to destruction.

Yo-ho, ladies!

Have your evening back.

Now why did you do that? Because it's time to go.

You and your volcano. I tell you that was a gunboat.

Alright men, let's load it aboard the ship. We'll finish the job tomorrow.

Ah, the Portugee. Looks like we'll have company aboard the Pilgrim.

All those nice clean boys. Hehehe...

Well, we prick out some red terr around and make a big meal out of it.

Don't forget to mind your manners, Jonathan.

You know, you played a little rough in that race.

Yah, he played a little rough himself, Deacon.

Alright men, shabba!

So now Jonathan, every patch full over the board.

Best haul I've ever made. Ah, we'll do better tomorrow.

We'll get a deck load. Tomorrow? With the Russian gunboat cruising the islands, hoping to catch us...

Hey, hahaha! Hey, hello my friend! He's a good sailor, the Portugee.

Tell him to come down below. We'll see if he's as good a man with a bottle as he is with the wheel.

Come on Portugee. Hey, hello, Deacon.

Good to see you. Yah, me I'm glad to get here.

What you think I don't make it?

Hey, where is the Boston Man? He is sick maybe?

He'd like you to step below for a few words and a few drinks.

I go have three four, maybe six little drinks.

Trade out grog for all hands. Fill 'em up, plenty to spare.

May even have a Nova Scotia Reel.

Hey, hello my friend! Hey, you good lucky fellow for sure.

Looks like you catch all the seals.

You don't leave even one baby seal for the Portugee.

No no, we left a few.

Come on, let's start drinking. Hey my friend, I come for to pay this bet I lose. Here's bill of sailor.

Now you own the Santa Isabella. Now look, I don't want to keep your schooner Portugee. Are you crazy? No when a Portugee make a deal, it's a deal. Will you forget it?

Look and I'm sorry for what I did out there.

Why you sorry? I get chance I do same thing.

Alright, it's forgotten. It's forgotten.

Fair enough. Hey, you make pretty goo catch, ja?

Now, back to San Francisco. That's right, tomorrow.

If you're smart you get outta here, too, Portugee.

There's a Russian gunboat cruising through these islands.

She's a steamer. You mean I don't got no time to catch no more seals? Afraid not. Not 'less you can make a quick catch. Quick catch. Portugee make a very quick catch.

That's a good joke on you Boston Man. I let you catch all the seals and then I take them away from you. That's a real quick catch.

Alright boys, hey we take over ship.

Hey, use knifes...

Hey José, I gonna make you Captain.

Hey! Hey hey, hey watch out, watch out, watch out...

Well, how 'bout that drink now, Portugee?


You pretty good.

Boston Man, we're still friends, ah?

Your Highness, just off the starboard bow.

A good catch gentlemen, two for the price of one.

They are all aboard the Pilgrim.

Shall we let her have a broadside you Highness?

No, I want this Captain Clark alive.

Get your boats over the side. Yes your Highness.

Yawlers away, let them roll out. Aye-aye Sir.

Send a crew to man the Pilgrim.

When your men have boarded the Pilgrim, blow the Isabella out of the water.

Carrying some dope, Portugee? It's alright.

Hey, what's that?

Stupid idioto!

Jonathan! Jonathan!


Jonathan, please listen. You haven't got anything to say, that I want to hear.

Please listen, I didn't leave you. They took me away, Prince Semyon and his men. I didn't leave you Jonathan.

Oh my darling, please believe me.

Lady, why should I? Countess... Did it amuse you? Did it make you laugh to have a common American seaman ask you to marry him?

I gave you my answer aboard the Pilgrim.

If you have forgotten, I'll give it to you again.


And we shall be married.

After the hanging or before? They won't hang you, they mustn't.

There must be a way.

There is.

If what we hear is true, your uncle Ivan is in considerable trouble.

This may be of some use to him.

And us, too. purchase Russian America.

...ten million Dollars on deposit.

This is what you told me about that northern pilk.

Oh Deacon, I could kiss you for that.

If your imperial Highness kindly will forgive this intrusion.

Marina, this is an unexpected pleasure.

Ivan, what brings you here at this hour?

Something of utmost importance. A syndicate of American bankers has offered to purchase all of Russian America.

They have offered ten million Dollars.

But this is of great importance. It is the solution to all our problems.

Our problems? Oh, those of the Tzar as well as my own. It will turn a loss into a profit, it will mean that Forget it. But your Highness you cannot dismiss an offer of ten million Dollars with a shrug of your shoulder.

Why not? I had to dismiss something far more important than that with a shrug of my shoulder.

However, I'm a broadminded man, and when we are married I shall try to forget your former, shall we say, escapades?

For the last time Semyon, we are no... If you please Marina, I'm sure we can discuss that at a more opportune moment. In the meantime, may I suggest you talk to this Captain Clark and... Captain Clark? Is this the American banker who has made the offer? He represents the bankers.

Then by all means, let's send for the man. Lieutenant...

Get us Captain Clark.

A chair for her Highness.

So this is the man who wants to buy all of Russian America.

The man who had the audacity to propose marriage to a Russian Noblewoman.

You Americans you amuse me, dirty mongrels with the manners of a pig.

Manners, shall I say? That may possibly be improved by a few strips of Russian leather.

Fifty lashes.

Interesting, isn't it?

Stop it! Stop it, I demand you!

A remarkable fellow, this Boston Man. I had expected to hear him plead for mercy. He won't.

But I shall. In that case I shall dispense with the whipping.

And I will have him hanged immediately.

I doubt it, it would deprive you of a bargain.

One that will bring you the Selanova fortune and a wive who'll hate you.

Thank you my dear. And in return I shall see to it with our good uncle Ivan retains his position as Governor General of Alaska and also retains his head. You will do more than that.

You will set Captain Clark free immediately. He and all of his men are to be put aboard the Pilgrim and allowed to leave the harbor without harm. No I won't allow you to do that.

Sorry, you have no choice. Take him down.

See to it that he and his men are put aboard the schooner.

And tomorrow, we shall have a wedding...

...instead of a hanging.

A toast, sailors, to the Countess Marina.

The fair lady who saved our lives. Yeah I drink to the Russian Countess.

Have another drink...

Fine lady, that...

Too bad she must marry that Russian dog.

But it's a good thing, she don't marry him, we hang.

I suppose you're right. Still it seems a pity that so rare a pearl should be cast before swine. Ah now forget it, a deal is a deal.

Feels like we're comin' about.

Hey what's going on? Hey, where we go? Back to Sidka. - Sidka?

I forgot to tell you. We're all invited to a wedding.

This Boston Man is crazy.

I knew you wouldn't leave her. On deck...

Alright, you hang, we all hang together.

Let's get there and get her out.

The dignitaries have arrived, Marina. They are waiting for you.

You started disappointing me.

Use knifes, don't be fools.

The other door.

The courtyard is out here.

Open those gates.

We go!

We go!

We go! We go!

Take her aboard the Pilgrim. Their gunboat, they'll blow us out of the water. Don't worry about the gunboat.

Put out the gunboat!

Man the cannon. Send a broadside to the left hull.

Hehe, it's a fine trip for the Portugee. I lose my ship, I almost lose my head, the Boston Man he win everything.

Ah believe that, he'll cut you in for a share of the boys.


If you play your cards right, he'll cut you in for a share of Alaska.

Alaska? Hey, the paper, that fellow still got it. Yah I go ask Boston Man.

Ah, stay away a yard, Portugee. He won't be interested in Alaska

'til the morning. Not while he has the world in his arms.