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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: No matter how many tanks and planes and guns you pile up, no matter how many men you got, it doesn't mean a thing unless the men get the stuff when they need it.

Goldberg: [During night-time sound blackout] I wish I was in Times Square.
Gun crewman: Why?
Goldberg: I'd take a subway home.

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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This movie's opening prologue is a quote from Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It reads: "Today in the face of this newest and greatest challenge of them all, we of the United Nations have cleared our decks and taken our battle stations. It is the will of the people that America shall deliver the goods. It can never be doubted that the goods will be delivered by this nation, which believes in the tradition of 'DAMN THE TORPEDOES; FULL SPEED AHEAD'" 'Franklin D. Roosevelt'
Radio presenter Art Gilmore provides the voice of US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the end of this picture.
According to the book 'Bill Collins presents the Golden Years of Hollywood' by Bill Collins, "For certain scenes, amazingly created on the screen, a replica of a ten thousand-ton tanker was built inside Warner Brothers sound stages six and seven. Each stage contained one half the ship's hull and deck-housing fixtures. This ship had to be torpedoed with its gasoline cargo on fire for the movie. Then a Liberty Ship was constructed on the same two sound stages for later scenes in the film. Furthermore, the size of these sets prohibited their being fixed on rocking equipment. The rocking had to come from the camera, so the camera was mounted on a crane to simulate movement!".
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