Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
|Director(s)||Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin (uncredited), Raoul Walsh (uncredited)|
|Producer(s)||Jerry Wald, Jack L. Warner (executive)|
|Top Genres||Action, Drama, War|
|Top Topics||Navy, Submarines, World War II|
Action in the North Atlantic Overview:
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.
Unusual WWII adventure shines a light onto the unsung Merchant Marines who risked their lives bringing supplies to the soldiers at the front. The story begins with the Merchant Marines' tanker being torpedoed by the Nazis. The surviving men are saved after 11 days adrift at sea, and return home. But soon, the men are called back into action with a new assignment that forces them to confront the deadly seas once again. Strong ensemble acting.
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Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Writing||Guy Gilpatric||Nominated|
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 – 1943By 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
Action in the North Atlantic (1943)By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog
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, patriotism, etc. Plus, you have Humphrey Bogart as the effortlessly cool (I say that a lot huh?) Lt. Joe Rossi. T... Read full article
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Mrs. Jarvis: For a sailor's wife war is just another storm.
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.
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The aircraft used to attack the Sea Witch were Heinkel HE-59 biplanes.
At the end of the movie, Humphrey Bogart says, "I'm just thinking about the trip back." This is a double entendre. On the one hand it means the voyage back home may encounter rough seas and/or weather, but there is also an interpretation relating to Russians seen rejoicing at the end of this picture. Bogart does not return their friendly advances and remains quiet and a seaman asks why. The "I'm just thinking about the trip back" line can be considered a reference to having to deal with the Russian comrades, something which is ironic considering the film does have pro-unionist and left-wing political dialogue elements in the script. This line was cut out of the movie often when it played on television in America.
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