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In Across The Pacific, after being given a phony dishonorable discharge, Army officer Richard Leland (Humphrey Bogart) offers his services to Chiang Kai-Shek and the Chinese. On his journey through the Panama Canal, he comes across Dr. Lorenz (Sydney 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.

John 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 John Huston reunites most of the cast from “The Maltese Falcon” (1941). Vincent Sherman, the director who finished Across the Pacific when John Huston quit to make war documentaries, later worked on such TV shows as 77 Sunset Strip, The Waltons and Baretta.

production details
USA / Warner Bros. / 98 minutes 1942

Producers: Jack Saper, Jerry Wald
Cinematography: Arthur Edeson
Editor: Frank Magee
Music: Adolph Deutsch
Script: Richard Macaulay
Special Effects: Byron Haskin
Art Direction: Robert M. Haas, Hugh Reticker

cast
Humphrey Bogart as Rick Leland
Mary Astor as Alberta Marlow
Sydney Greenstreet as Dr. H.F.G. Lorenz
Charles Halton as A.V. Smith
Victor Sen Yung as Joe Totsuiko
Roland Got as Sugi
Lee Tung Foo as Sam Wing On
Frank Wilcox as Capt. Morrison
Paul Stanton as Col. Hart
Lester Matthews as Canadian Major
John Hamilton as Court-Martial President
Tom Stevenson as Man Harassing Alberta
Roland Drew as Capt. Harkness
Monte Blue as Dan Morton
Chester Gan as Capt. Higoto

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