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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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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
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Court-Martial President
Tom Stevenson ...
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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Also Known As:

Aloha Means Goodbye  »

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Director John Huston went off to join the war effort before the film was finished, and Vincent Sherman directed the final scenes. 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

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 John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1988) See more »

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Surprisingly nifty little espionage tale
6 July 2000 | by (Storrs, CT) – See all my reviews

Not one of Bogart's best films, but still pretty darn entertaining. I really love this movie and all its predictable twists and turns, its cheezey jingoism and its racial and gender stereotyping. Even though there are parts of this film that will probably be offensive to some of the more delicate modern viewers, it is still a rousing tale of espionage, murder, treason and heroism.

I have watched ATP several times, and have enjoyed it thoroughly each time, looking past its warts and bumps to the heart of a fun pulp story acted out by some of my favorite actors (Bogey, Astor and Greenstreet). The essential plot, if I remember right, is that evil Japanese baddies want to blow up the Panama canal (with Greenstreet's help of course) and Bogey has to stop them. He meets a mysterious woman on a boat while supposedly going to work for Chiang Kai Scheck in China (strange little point to make) and has all kinds of strange encounters and adventures along the way, falling in love, saving the day, and fighting those evil Japs...

By the way, the film actually does make a certain responsible choice to demonstrate that not all Japanese people are bad guys. It is sort of a week effort, but pretty surprising considering the mood in America when this film was being made.


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