Action in the North Atlantic

  • Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin, Raoul Walsh (1943)
  • US
  • 127 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Second World War drama, starring Humphrey Bogart and Raymond Massey. An American convoy of merchant ships and tankers comes under heavy Nazi attack during a notoriously dangerous supply run to the Soviet Union.

Cast and crew


Joe Rossi
Humphrey Bogart
Captain Steve Jarvis
Raymond Massey
Boats O'Hara
Alan Hale
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


Lloyd Bacon
Byron Haskin
Raoul Walsh

Other Information

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