Action in the North Atlantic

Action in the North Atlantic

Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin, Raoul Walsh (1943)

127min
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Review

Our Score
This Second World War flag-waver began as one of many Warner Bros short films designed to salute various aspects of the war effort - this time the merchant marine - but ended up a full-length feature. Humphrey Bogart (immediately after Casablanca) and Raymond Massey play the courageous seamen who sail from the USA to Murmansk in the Soviet Union, dodging German U-boats and bombers all the way. Ruth Gordon, meanwhile, keeps the home fires burning. Bogart and Massey make a convincing pair of heroes and the action sequences are just as impressive as those in Noël Coward and David Lean's earlier In Which We Serve.

Summary

A US freighter is torpedoed by a Nazi submarine while en route with vital supplies to Russian allies. The captain and his first mate manage to rally the survivors and return home to a hero's welcome. After a short period of leave, the spirited crew is assigned a new ship - and another chance to carry out the mission. Second World War adventure, with Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop and Ruth Gordon.

Cast & Crew

Joe Rossi Humphrey Bogart
Captain Steve Jarvis Raymond Massey
Boats O'Hara Alan Hale
Pearl Julie Bishop
Mrs Jarvis Ruth Gordon
Chips Abrams Sam Levene
Johnny Pulaski Dane Clark
Whitey Lara Peter Whitney
Cadet Robert Parker Dick Hogan
Rear Admiral Hartridge Minor Watson
Director Lloyd Bacon
Director Byron Haskin
Director Raoul Walsh
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Other Information

Language: English / German Black and White Theatrical distributor: Warner Bros Pictures Ltd

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