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Across the Pacific (1942)

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In December 1941, ex-army captain Rick Leland boards a Japanese ship heading to Asia via the Panama Canal where his Japanese hosts show interest in the American defense plans for the canal zone.

Directors:

John Huston, Vincent Sherman (uncredited)

Writers:

Richard Macaulay (screenplay), Robert Carson (serial "Aloha Means Goodbye")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Humphrey Bogart ... Rick Leland
Mary Astor ... Alberta Marlow
Sydney Greenstreet ... Dr. H.F.G. Lorenz
Charles Halton ... A.V. Smith
Victor Sen Yung ... Joe Totsuiko (as Sen Young)
Roland Got Roland Got ... Sugi
Lee Tung Foo Lee Tung Foo ... Sam Wing On
Frank Wilcox ... Capt. Morrison
Paul Stanton ... Col. Hart
Lester Matthews ... Canadian Major
John Hamilton ... Court-Martial President
Tom Stevenson Tom Stevenson ... Man Harassing Alberta
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-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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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Thursday 30 August 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Wichita Tuesday 23 October 1956 on KAKE (Channel 10), in San Diego CA Sunday 11 November 1956 on KFSD (Channel 10), in Phoenix Tuesday 27 November 1956 on KPHO (Channel 5), in San Francisco Friday 30 November 1956 on KRON (Channel 4), in Los Angeles Sunday 9 December 1956 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Portland OR Friday 21 December 1956 on KLOR (Channel 12), in Salt Lake City Wednesday 2 January 1957 on KUTV (Channel 2), and in Boston Wednesday 9 January 1957 on WBZ (Channel 4). See more »

Goofs

At the point where they're travelling from Halifax to New York Lorenz asks Rick if he' ever been to Manilla. Rick replies that he's never been further than Hawaii. Moments later he says 'The Japs or whoever can have the Philippines as far as I'm concerned - it's hot in Manilla' He states it as if he knows how hot it is from personal experience. 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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Bogart plays secret agent
5 May 1999 | by PearseySee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

5 September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aloha Means Goodbye See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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