Peck was back in a sea adventure in his next film, The World in His Arms (1952), directed by Raoul Walsh, who had also orchestrated Captain Horatio Hornblower. Peck portrays a sealing ship captain in 1850 San Francisco who romanticized a Russian countess, played by Ann Blyth, and eventually hires a rival seal player played by Anthony Quinn in a sailing race in Alaska.   In 1952, three leading critics/publications gave him positive reviews, delighted that it contained “some of the best marine shots ever put on the film” and Bob Thomas says: “History focuses on action… There is an overdose of action. It all ends with exciting and colorful things without weighing on the thought.  In the 21st century, not all leading film critics or publications have commented on the film, but all four that give it positive reviews, three have made the trumpet the exciting sailing race. [az] TV Guide comments “Adventures of the highlight… Excellent pictures of the sea of senme, lots of action and a robust relationship between Peck and Quinn make it very enjoyable.  Craig Butler of All Movie also commented that Peck is “an excellent actor who brings great skill to the role, but who does not have the overtabilised derring-do and danger that is part of the role.”  The film was moderately successful, but more successful in Britain than in North America.   Peck did English at the University of California, Berkeley and rowed on the crew. One day, it was recorded by the director of the Petit Théâtre du Campus, who said he was looking for a great actor for an adaptation of “Moby Dick”. Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 in Washington, D.C., United States; June 12, 2003 in Washington) was an American actor.
She was one of the most popular stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. Peck received five Oscar nominations for Best Actor and won once – for his performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 drama To Kill a Mockingbird. Other Oscar-nominated roles include The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), The Yearling (1946), Gentleman`s Agreement (1947) and Twelve O`Clock High (1944). Peck`s second publication, in 1959, had him alongside Deborah Kerr in Beloved Infidel, which, on the memoirs of columnist Sheilah Graham, depicted the love between Graham (Kerr) and author F. Scott Fitzgerald (Peck) during the last three years of his life, at the end of which Fitzgerald was often drunk and verbally and physically offended.  Bosley Crowther considered it “generally flat and uninteresting” with a “posture performance by Gregory Peck… his ferocious monotony as leaching is relieved in some critical scenes by dizzying and spectacular drunks, but that is hardly enough.  Variety said, “This is a film in which the characters generally remain inexplicable, and it does for the superficiality that deprives them of sympathy.” In addition, drama, while partly excellent and convincing, is flat and artificial in others. The problem comes mainly from Peck, who brings to Fitzgerald the kind of cleanly cut and youthful appearance that conflicts with the image of a novelist.  The comments of five eminent scribes over the past few decades are with all five including Barry Monush, Leonard Maltin Tony Sloman of RadioTimes, TV Guide and Craig Butler of AllMovie all say that Peck was falsely false,[bq] with the TV guide that states that because of his physical differences (great vs.
short, and brown vs. fair-haired) and Craig Butler said “Peck was an extremely talented actor, but there is nothing in his personality that matches Fitzgerd. That`s how Peck is completely at sea. David Thomson writes that Peck`s role has “disappeared desperately”, although TV Guide says his efforts were noble. The film is little known today.  In a career that has lasted more than half a century,