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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-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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Capt. Morrison
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Col. Hart
Lester Matthews ...
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Man Harassing Alberta
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Capt. Harkness
Monte Blue ...
Dan Morton
Chester Gan ...
Capt. Higoto
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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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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 25, 1943 with Mary Astor, Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

The background for the opening titles is a map of the Panama Canal. The orientation of the map and the compass is correct, but the labeling of the map is incorrect. In fact, the Atlantic end of the canal and the city of Colon are at the upper left (Northwest), and the Pacific end of the canal and Panama City are at the lower right (Southeast). The map is correctly labeled behind the closing credits. See more »

Quotes

Rick Leland: You certainly are a girl of many colors. First, your legs get blue. Then, your face turns green. And, now, your red all over.
Alberta Marlow: I never knew what suffering was until I came on this pleasure trip.
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Referenced in Play It Again, Sam (1972) See more »

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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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