Across the Pacific Reviews
Trys to Join recruitment for Canadian Army. Once name mentioned say no longer need anyone for artillery.
It is a movie all about gaining information and intelligence as a spy.
The movie was not that good. It was kind of boring and was mostly talk rather than follow action kind of film.
Bogart almost wears the same sort of outfit he wore in Casablanca. With trench coach and his hat.
The title almost makes no sense because a lot of the film is in the Atlantic Ocean and only thing that looks like it is in the Pacific is all the Asian and Japanese characters.
Rick Leland was put in a bad situation by his country that caused him to be deported. He meets a beautiful girl on a train ride to Japan and they quickly become acquainted. It is now quite apparent if Rick was indeed deported or if he is a secret spy. The beautiful girl may be a spy also; either way, their business associates in Japan become suspicious of their intentions fairly quickly.
"How do girls usually act when they're kissed?"
"They don't turn green."
John Huston, director of The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Man Who Would be King, Moulin Rouge, Key Largo, and The Asphalt Jungle, delivers Across the Pacific. The storyline for this picture is interesting but not as intense as some of Hitchcock's work in the same genre. The script and acting is wonderful and the cast includes Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Green Street, and Frank Wilcox.
"You make me sick and if you stay here one minute longer I'll prove it to you."
I grabbed this movie off Turner Classic Movies (TCM) when I discovered Bogart and Huston made this together. I am a huge fan of Key Largo and was hoping this would be on par with that picture; unfortunately, this fell a little short. This is an entertaining classic film with solid characters and great lines but wasn't as good as it could have been.
"I pity the woman you marry."