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Action in the North Atlantic (1943) was a War - Drama Film directed by Byron Haskin and Lloyd Bacon and produced by Jack L. Warner and Jerry Wald.

Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)

Best WritingGuy GilpatricNominated

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Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

By Beatrice on Oct 9, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Action in the North Atlantic Directed by Lloyd Bacon Written by John Howard Lawson; story by Guy Gilpatric 1943/USA Warner Bros First viewing/Amazon Instant Video The great action sequences make this film. ?Humphrey Bogart and Raymond Massey don’t hurt either. The story is more or less a ... Read full article

Action in the North Atlantic – 1943

By Bogart Fan on Apr 24, 2013 From The Bogie Film Blog

My Review —A Very Good Film— Your Bogie Fix: ?out of 5 Bogies! Director:? Lloyd Bacon (Byron Haskin finished the film after Bacon was dismissed when the studio could not renegotiate a new contract.) The Lowdown Bogart is Lt. Joe Rossi, second in command on a Merchant Marine tanker that i... Read full article

24 Bogie Movie Marathon #14: Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

By Google profile on Nov 22, 2010 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. A fine World War II movie, indeed. What a superb war movie. It's got all the right elements: action, adventure, interesting characters, a couple of love stories, brains versus brawn, patr... Read full article

Action in the North Atlantic (1943).

By Dawn on Nov 16, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Action in the North Atlantic (1943). War film directed by Lloyd Bacon. Cast:Humphrey Bogart and Raymond Massey as sailors in the U.S. Merchant Marine in World War II. When their ship is attacked by the Germans while traveling in the North Atlantic, Captain Steve vows retribution. Joe, Steve and the... Read full article

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Lt. Joe Rossi: These nights are killers, aren't they?
Cadet Robert Parker: Yeah, I lie in my bunk with my clothes on and try to sleep, but every time that engine slows, my heart speeds up. In time, I think I can train myself to have an iron nerve, like you have.
Lt. Joe Rossi: Yeah, let me tell you something about my "iron nerve," son. It's made of rubber just like everybody else's, so it'll stretch when you need it. People got a funny idea that being brave is not being scared. I don't know, I always figured, you weren't scared, there's nothing to be brave about. The trick is, how much scaring can you take? I got an idea you can take plenty.

Mrs. Jarvis: For a sailor's wife war is just another storm.

Lt. Joe Rossi: Now, that's the word of God. And it's good. But I don't think He'd mind if I put my oar in. These are eight men we knew and liked, guys like us. Guys we ate with and slept with and fought with. Well, we were just a little luckier than they were. We'll miss them. All of them.

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Radio presenter Art Gilmore provides the voice of US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the end of this picture.
Director Lloyd Bacon's contract with Warner Bros. expired during production. Jack L. Warner told him, "Finish the picture and we'll talk about it," but Bacon wasn't willing to continue without a contract. Warner fired him and brought in Byron Haskin to finish the film.
Apparently, the studio Warner Brothers originally planned to make just a two-reel documentary on the Merchant Marine. However, as World War II developed, this concept was changed to a feature film as there was more opportunity to incorporate dramatic action set pieces.
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