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Across the Pacific (1942)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 5 September 1942 (USA)
Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed, kicked out of the Army, and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. ... See full summary »

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Joe Totsuiko (as Sen Young)
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Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed, kicked out of the Army, and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. But has Leland really been booted out, or is there some other motive for his getting close to fellow passenger Doctor Lorenz? Any motive for getting close to attractive traveler Alberta Marlow would however seem pretty obvious. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Aloha Means Goodbye  »

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The cast includes two actors who played Charlie Chan's sons in that long running series. Keye Luke played Lee Chan, Charlie Chan's Number # 1 son in the Warner Oland Chan films at Fox, and Victor Sen Young (who was also credited as Sen Young in some of his films) played Number # 2 son Tommy Chan when Sidney Toler took over the role at Monogram. Both actors also played the Chan brothers in the final Chan films in the series at Monogram when Roland Winters played Charlie Chan. They appeared together for the only time in "The Feathered Serpent" (1948), one of the last of the films in the series. See more »

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It is true that Officers can be "Dismissed" but only enlisted men are "Dishonorably Discharged." This is true and Captain Leyland (Bogart) says conversationally that he was "...dishonorably dismissed," and never uses the other, defined term: "Dishonorably Discharged." There doesn't seem to be any factual error. See more »

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Rick Leland: [Clears throat] We're going to know each other eventually, so, why not now.
Alberta Marlow: That seems reasonable enough. I'm Alberta Marlow.
Rick Leland: My name's Rick Leland. Would you mind stepping into the light? Please.
[Both walk towards the light]
Rick Leland: On a Jap freighter, too. You better pinch me.
Alberta Marlow: I don't think I know you that well.
Rick Leland: A pretty girl on a boat and no college boy, no handsome officers, no eligible men of any description. That's wonderful.
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A fellow with a suit like mine shouldn't go around kissing girls
1 January 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Good WW2 spy movie with the three leads and director from The Maltese Falcon. The plot is about Humphrey Bogart getting tangled up with baddie Sydney Greenstreet and love interest Mary Astor. Greenstreet's a Japanese sympathizer and is trying to recruit Bogie. Good luck with that, Gutman. Bogart is excellent playing a character he was totally at home playing: wisecracking tough guy ladies' man. Greenstreet is villainous as ever and perfect at it. Just as in Maltese Falcon, Mary Astor is playing a stunning beauty that makes heads turn. Just like in Maltese Falcon, she doesn't match the character description. Perhaps Huston had a bit of a crush. Otherwise I don't get her being cast in these types of parts at a time when the likes of Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner were around. Still, despite that element of the casting being off, Astor does fine.

This movie has an interesting backstory. It was originally to be about a Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor but when that actually happened in real life, they changed it to Panama. They never changed the title, though, despite the movie taking place nowhere near the Pacific. Then John Huston got called to serve before filming was complete so Vincent Sherman had to step in. Oddly, it seems Huston was the only one who knew how the movie was supposed to end so Sherman had to make up the final fifteen minutes or so of the movie!


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