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Across the Pacific (1942)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  5 September 1942 (USA)
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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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Chester Gan ...
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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 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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The shipping company portrayed in the film is a real firm, still in business, the Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (Japan Mail Shipping Line), or NYK Line. It is part of Mitsubishi Group and was founded in 1870. The Genoa Maru was an actual NYK Line ship. 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: I guess nobody ever really knows anybody.
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Bogart plays secret agent
5 May 1999 | by (Indianapolis, IN.) – See all my reviews

"Across the Pacific" is a fairly well done spy movie that takes place in the last days before America's entry into World War II. Rick Leland (Humphrey Bogart) is cashiered from the U.S. Army for stealing funds. The events that follow involve a love interest (Mary Astor) and an enemy agent (Sydney Greenstreet) and a trip on a passenger ship from New York to the Panama Canal. Humphrey Bogart as an American spy is convincing in a role that might have been played by Sean Connery 20 years later.

The subplot of a Japanese plot to torpedo the Panama Canal and put it out of action was a case of truth being stranger than fiction with the recent revelation of Japanese submarines which carried planes designed to knock the canal out, but which were never used. "Across the Pacific" has humor, action and romance and is one of Bogart's lesser known but very good movies.


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