Across the Pacific

Across the Pacific

Director: John Huston Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet, Mary Astor

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Overview

A lively espionage drama that reunited the stars and director of the previous year's The Maltese Falcon, Across the Pacific was originally envisioned as the story of a Japanese invasion of Hawaii. Real-life events of December of 1941, however, precluded such a scenario and the location was changed to the Panama Canal. For reasons known only to Warner Bros., the title was retained despite the fact that none of the action takes place in the Pacific. Humphrey Bogart plays Rick Leland, a disgraced ex-army man, who, after being turned down by the Canadian military, jumps a Japanese steamer bound for the Panama Canal Zone. Also onboard are Alberta Marlow (Mary Astor), a small-town girl claiming to be en route to Los Angeles; Dr. Lorenz (Sydney Greenstreet), a corpulent sociologist with a suspiciously friendly regard for all things Japanese; and Joe Totsuiko (Victor Sen Yung), a happy-go-lucky second generation Japanese-American on his way to visit the old country. But no one is exactly who he or she claims to be and the voyage from Halifax via New York City to Panama becomes a matter of life and death for the passengers in general, and for the future of the United States in particular. Director John Huston was forced to leave the film three weeks into the four-week shooting schedule when summoned to report to the Department of Special Services. According to Huston, he purposefully placed Humphrey Bogart's character in a highly precarious situation and left it up to his replacement, Vincent Sherman, to come up with the solution -- which Sherman did in an especially fiery climax.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/08/2018
UPC: 0888574655785
Original Release: 1942
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 9,145

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Humphrey Bogart Richard Lomas Leland
Sydney Greenstreet Dr. Lorenz
Mary Astor Alberta Marlow
Charles Halton A.V. Smith
Victor Sen Yung Joe Totsuiko
Keye Luke Desk Clerk
Monte Blue Dan Morton
Roland Got Sugi
Richard Loo 1st Officer Miyuma
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 Tall Thin Man
Roland Drew Capt. Harkness
Chester Gan Capt. Higoto
Kam Tong T. Oki
Spencer Chan Chief Engineer Mitsudo
Rudy Robles Filipino Assassin
Philip Ahn Informer Inside Theater
Dick Botiller Waiter
Anthony Caruso Cab Driver
Gordon de Main Dock Official
Eddie Dew Man
Charles Drake Actor
Frank Faylen Barker
Ruth Ford Secretary
Dick French Actor
Paul Fung Japanese Radio Operator
William Hopper Orderly
Eddie Lee Chinese Clerk
James B. Leong Nura
Frank Mayo Trial Judge Advocate
Will Morgan Officer
Jack Mower Major
Beal Wong Usher
Garland Smith Actor

Technical Credits
John Huston Director
Milo Anderson Costumes/Costume Designer
Everett A. Brown Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Carson Original Story
Adolph Deutsch Score Composer
Arthur Edeson Cinematographer
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert M. Haas Art Director
Byron Haskin Special Effects
Richard Macaulay Screenwriter
Frank Magee Editor
Hugh Reticker Art Director
Jack Saper Producer
Richard Van Enger Special Effects
Willard Van Enger Special Effects
Jerry Wald Producer
Perc Westmore Makeup

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