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Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-marshaled out of the army and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. But has ... See full summary »

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Charles Halton ...
A.V. Smith
Victor Sen Yung ...
Joe Totsuiko (as Sen Young)
Roland Got ...
Lee Tung Foo ...
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Capt. Morrison
Paul Stanton ...
Col. Hart
Lester Matthews ...
Canadian Major
John Hamilton ...
Court-Martial President
Tom Stevenson ...
Unidentified Man
Roland Drew ...
Capt. Harkness
Monte Blue ...
Dan Morton
Chester Gan ...
Capt. Higoto
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Storyline

Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-marshaled 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 traveller Alberta Marlow would however seem pretty obvious. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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5 September 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aloha Means Goodbye  »

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As the passengers debark in New York, there is a prominent shot of the Great White Fleet's head house. This was a real shipping company. It was, and is, the popular name of the United Fruit Company's shipping line. The title "Great White Fleet" in fact derived from the name given the United States Navy's main battle fleet which circumnavigated the globe in 1907-08. Painted white, the battle fleet must have been an impressive sight. The United Fruit Company's fleet was also painted white in order to help reflect the intense heat whilst operating in the tropics. See more »

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When Rick is using the machine gun, the end of the ammunition belt is clearly visible as he is firing. When he stands up a second later, the belt goes all the way to the ground. See more »

Quotes

Alberta Marlow: [Talking about Japanese people in general] You are always so calm. You never show anything.
Capt. Higoto: We are told not to. It is our way of rife. We must not show too much sad-i-ness or too much joy. If you praise what we have, we say it is nus-sing. If you admire our sons, we must say thay are unworthy.
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Must say this is a fantastic film
5 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First I have to disagree with the person who wrote that it shows the standard and expected stereotypes of a 1942 movie (set in war time).

I found that many touches in the movie - such as the explanation of Ju Jitsu, Japanese poetry, and generational differences, as well as subtle looks as different generations and political beliefs, gave quite a fresh world view.

Though I must say everyone should see all of them - I'm in the middle of a Bogart marathon and it's great to hear that he uses "Angel" and other terms of endearment in all his films. lol. It's an insight into him.

I adore this movie - indeed and Bogie - and good to see the crew again in something different - hadn't seen this one.

pk


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