Across the Pacific Overview:

Across the Pacific (1942) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by John Huston and Vincent Sherman and produced by Jerry Wald.

SYNOPSIS

After being given a phony dishonorable discharge, Army officer Richard Leland (Bogart) offers his services to Chiang Kai-Shek and the Chinese. On his journey through the Panama Canal, he comes across Dr. Lorenz (Greenstreet), a spy determined to blow up the Canal. It should be noted that the characters in the movie never reach the Pacific or cross it for that matter. Huston ultimately left production literally mid-scene to join the armed forces, leaving command of the movie in the hands of young director Sherman. This second feature directed by Huston reunites most of the cast from The Maltese Falcon (1941). Also available in a colorized version.

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Lady Esther and the Screen Guild Players – Across the Pacific – 1943

By Bogart Fan on Mar 13, 2014 From The Bogie Film Blog

My Review —Drastically Abridged, but It Works!—? Honorary Bogie Fix: ?out of 5 Radio Bogies! The Lowdown For my synopsis of the storyline from?Across the Pacific, you can read my original write up on the film here. What I Thought I know that I probably don?t need to say this, but you sho... Read full article


Across the Pacific – 1942

By Bogart Fan on Mar 9, 2014 From The Bogie Film Blog

My Review —As Good as an Action Thriller Can Get— Your Bogie Film Fix: out of 5 Bogies! Director: John Huston (Vincent Sherman finished the film, uncredited, after Huston was called off to film war documentaries.) The Lowdown After being kicked out of the military for stealing funds, ... Read full article


24 Bogie Movie Marathon #12: Across the Pacific (1942)

By Google profile on Nov 18, 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. (from Film Noir Photos) What an excruciatingly boring film. I could not get into it no matter how hard I tried. The story was convoluted, the characters were not interesting and I quickly ... Read full article


Across the Pacific (1942)

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

(from Film Noir Photos) What an excruciatingly boring film. I could not get into it no matter how hard I tried. The story was convoluted, the characters were not interesting and I quickly lost interest. In my research of Bogart's connection with Ben Affleck (don't ask), I discovered that Bogie wo... Read full article


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Quotes from

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.


Alberta Marlow: [after they kiss] What's the matter?
Rick Leland: Look, I didn't mean that.
Alberta Marlow: I did. Why didn't you?
Rick Leland: Well, a fellow with a suit like mine, shouldn't go around kissing girls.


Alberta Marlow: I'm not so obsessed with money as you seem to be. I can do without it.
Rick Leland: You stick around with me and you'll get plenty of practice.


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Facts about

The film's original trailer copied the same format as the one for The Maltese Falcon (which had the same director and three of the same cast members), beginning with Sydney Greenstreet's face against an otherwise dark background as his voice narrated.
"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.
Director Vincent Sherman met with John Huston just before Huston left the project to join the Army Signal Corps and shoot documentaries for the war effort. The two directors conferred just before they were about to shoot the scene in which Leland is trapped in the movie theatre and three assassins are trying to kill him. "How does he get out?" Sherman asked. Huston replied, "That's your problem! I'm off to the war!"
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