Movies Action in the North Atlantic (Warner 1943, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Hale) Published 8 months ago on September 19, 2018 Exciting and unsentimental Warner Bros Second World War action drama Action in the North Atlantic rates as one of the most rousing of Hollywood’s ’40s propaganda pictures and was described by the New Statesman as ‘The American equivalent of our war documentary… tough, exciting, with no concessions to the flim-flam.’ The film, produced as a tribute to the men of the wartime Merchant Marine, focuses on the Liberty ship Sea Witch as it makes its perilous journey in a convoy to Murmansk, under attack from German submarines and aircraft. Humphrey Bogart and Raymond Massey took the leading roles, respectively as the executive officer and captain of the ship. Variety said ‘Bogart provides a sterling performance as the first mate, getting maximum results from the rough and ready role, while Massey is neatly cast as the skipper.’ During the making of the film, the two got into an argument as to whose stand-in was the tougher. To settle it (much to the dismay of director Lloyd Bacon) the actors dismissed their stand-ins and jumped into the fire-covered water from the bridge of the burning ship. Lloyd Bacon’s strong direction made the most of the script and excellent supporting cast and the Evening Standard described it as: ‘A story of war as it should be presented, with human feeling, spectacle and strength of purpose… I cannot think I have ever seen more realistic battles, or lived so intimately with the characters who comprise the crew.’ production details USA | Warner | 126 minutes | 1943 Writer: John Howard Lawson, based a story by Guy Gilpatric Music: Adolph Deutsch Cinematography: Ted McCord Producer: Jerry Wald Director: Lloyd Bacon cast Humphrey Bogart as Lt. Joe Rossi Peter Whitney as Whitey Lara Irving Bacon as Bartender (uncredited) William Hopper as Canadian Soldier (uncredited) Peter van Eyck as German Ensign (uncredited) Eddie Hall as Casino Club Patron at Loudmouth’s Table (uncredited) Raymond Massey as Capt. Steve Jarvis Alan Hale as Boats O’Hara Julie Bishop as Pearl O’Neill Ruth Gordon as Mrs. Sarah Jarvis Sam Levene as Abel ‘Chips’ Abrams Dane Clark as Johnnie Pulaski Dick Hogan as Cadet Robert Parker Iris Adrian as Jenny O’Hara (uncredited) Alan HaleDane ClarkDramaEddie HallHumphrey BogartIrving BaconJulie BishopPeter Van EyckPeter WhitneyRaymond MasseyRuth GordonSam LeveneWarWilliam Hopper Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes40 mins ago Big Texas Fix: Dream House (S1EP7 DIY Sat 25 May 2019) Dream House: Michael and Ashley stumble upon a pre-1900s Victorian home after doing some curbside dumpster diving, so they hit... Episodes40 mins ago Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation – A Forever Home in Isle of Palms (S4EP8 HGTV Sat 25 May 2019) A Forever Home in Isle of Palms: A couple has made the decision to purchase a property in Cape San... Episodes40 mins ago Murder Decoded: Prowling Wolf (S1EP8 ID Sat 25 May 2019) Reports of shots fired at an apartment complex lead police to discover the bodies of a single mother and two... Episodes40 mins ago The Son: Hot Oil (S2EP5 AMC Sat 25 May 2019) Hot Oil: In 1852, Young Eli is forced hide a deadly secret; in 1916, Maria’s return brings devastating consequences for... Episodes40 mins ago Ransom: Story for Another Day (Season 3 Finale CBS Sat 25 May 2019) Story for Another Day: When Cynthia (Karen LeBlanc) and her younger brother, Tyler (Emmanuel Kabongo), are abducted by a criminal... search EPISODES Episodes40 mins ago Murdoch Mysteries: Annabella Cinderella (S12EP11 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Annabella Cinderella: Crabtree and John are transporting a convicted axe murderer to prison when she escapes to exact revenge on... Episodes40 mins ago Murdoch Mysteries: Six of the Best (S12EP12 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Six of the Best: Murdoch’s distressing childhood memories are evoked while investigating the death of an orphan under the care... Episodes40 mins ago From Friend to Fiancé (Hallmark Sat 25 May 2019, Jocelyn Hudon, Ryan Paevey) Jess Parks (Hudon) has a good job, great friends and a cool apartment in the city. She has it all,... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.