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‘Across The Pacific’ e Opening at Strand
and her father, Dan Morton (Monte Blue), held captive.
(Opening Day Story)
Humphrey Bogart In ‘Across The Pacific’
The stars of “The Maltese Falcon” (remember it!) re
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which he battled the Gestapo, Humphrey Bogart now turns his active attention to wouldbe Jap saboteurs in his latest Warner Bros. success, “Across The Pacific,” coming to the Strand Theatre on Friday.
Reuniting the quartet which made “The Maltese Falcon” the hit it was, “Across The Pacific” features Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet and Director John Huston. Once again Strand Theatre patrons will find that same “Maltese Falconish” succession of fist fights, gun duels, suspense and crackling dialogue.
Bogart is cast as Rick Leland, once a captain in the United States Army, now dishonorably discharged. Rejected because of his record for Canadian’ Army service, Rick boards the Japanese vessel, “Genoa Maru,” headed for Yokohama. On ship, he meets Alberta Marlow (Mary Astor) and Dr. Lorenz (Sydney Greenstreet).
Lorenz who admits his great admiration for the Japanese slyly prods Rick into: talking about his discharge and also revealing his great knowledge of military installations guarding the Panama Canal. In New York, Rick leaves the boat long enough to report to his superior. It becomes evident he is in the Army Secret Service and Lorenz is the man he’s after.
Carrying along the game, Rick “sells out” to Lorenz and reveals certain information in an effort to trap Lorenz and his fellow conspirators. Alberta, going to the Bountiful Plantation in Panama, becomes Rick’s self-appointed assistant. Business leads to pleasure and soon they’re in love.
Once in Panama, events develop swiftly. Suspicious of Rick, Lorenz’s men cane him severely. Alberta disappears. Rick is told to go to the Bountiful Plantation by loyal Chinese. He is captured at the plantation by Jap agents. There he finds Lorenz, Alberta
Mat 103 — 15e Humphrey Bogart
‘Across The Pacific’ Coming to Strand
“Across The Pacific,” Warner Bros. adventure picture about a ruthless attempt by wouldbe Jap saboteurs to blow up the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal, will be the Strand Theatre’s next attraction.
The picture reunites the quartet which made “The Maltese Falcon” the hit it was — Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet and Director John Huston. “Across The Pacific” starts its engagement on Friday.
Richard Macaulay did the screen play from the Saturday Evening Post serial by Robert Carson.
Rick then learns of Lorenz’s
plans to blow up the Gatun
Locks of the Panama Canal. The situation calls for swift
turn to the Strand Theatre today in another adventure thriller, Warner Bros.’ “Across The Pacific.” Reuniting Hum
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disappointment. rector John Huston, “Across “Across The Pacific,’ his The Pacific” pits Bogart against third production following a ruthless band of would-be
“The Maltese Falcon” and “In This Our Life,” is John Huston’s last directorial job before reporting for active service with the U. S. Signal Corps. The screen play was written by Richard Macaulay from the Saturday Evening Post serial by Robert Carson.
Jap saboteurs who plan the destruction of the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal.
The time is pre-Pearl Harbor and Rick Leland (Humphrey Bogart) has just been dishonorably discharged from the U. S. Army in which he was a captain. Turned down by the
Still AP 29; Mat 104 — 1Se After their success in “The Maltese Falcon” Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor are reunited in the Strand’s next attraction, “Across The Pacific.” Warner Bros.’ expose of Jap saboteurs.
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Rick Leland (Humphrey Bogart), after being dishonorably discharged as a captain from the U. S. Army, attempts to enlist in the Canadian artillery but his identity is revealed and he is rejected. He then boards the “Genoa Maru,” a Japanese vessel heading for the Orient. Aboard, Rick meets Alberta Marlow (Mary Astor) and Lorenz (Sydney Greenstreet), with an admiration for the Japanese.
Rick and Alberta fall in love. Lorenz gets Rick to talk about his past.
The boat docks in New York and Rick presents himself to Colonel Hart of the U. S. Army. It becomes apparent that Rick is in the Army Secret Service. Lorenz is the man he’s after. Rick “sells out” to him. In Colon, events develop rapidly. Following a mysterious telephone call, Alberta, Rick's self-appointed assistant, mysteriously disappears. Rick gives Lorenz the data he promised but is severely beaten up by Lorenz's men as Lorenz becomes suspicious. On a tip, Ricks goes to the Bountiful Plantation but is captured by Lorenz's men. There, too, he finds Alberta held prisoner, Lorenz and Dan Morton (Monte Blue). Morton proves to be Alberta's father, a dipsomaniac whose plantation Lorenz is using as a front. Rick learns of Lorenz's plans to blow up the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal. In a thrilling climax, Rick overcomes his guards and wrecks the attempt.
(Running Time: 97 minutes)
Directed by JOHN HUSTON
Screen Play by Richard Macaulay; From the Saturday Evening Post Serial by Robert Carson; Director of Photography, Arthur Edeson, A.S.C.; Film Editor, Frank Magee; Art Directors, Robert Haas and Hugh Reticker; Sound by Everett A. Brown; Special Effects by Byron Haskin, A.S.C. and Willard Van Enger, A.S.C.; Gowns by Milo Anderson; Dialogue Director, Edward Blatt; Musical Director, Leo F. Forbstein; Makeup Artist, Perc Westmore.
record, Rick heads for the Orient and the Chinese Army. He ships on the “Genoa Maru,” a Japanese vessel,
Aboard, he meets Dr. Lorenz (Sydney Greenstreet) and Alberta Marlow (Mary Astor). Lorenz, admittedly a great admirer of the Japanese, plies Rick with liquor and gets him to reveal his past and also the fact i oe knows the details of the Panama Canal defense installations,
When the ship docks in New York, Rick leaves and reports to his superior. It now becomes’ known that Rick is in the Army Secret Service and trailing Lorenz. En route to the Canal Zone, Rick “sells out” to Lorenz and promises him the Canal’s defense secrets once the boat reaches Panama. Alberta, herself going to Panama to the Bountiful Plantation there, becomes Rick’s self-appointed assistant, although unconscious of his real identity. They fall in love.
In Panama, things begin to pop. Rick turns over certain information but Lorenz becomes suspicious of him and Rick is severely caned by Lorenz’s aids. Following a telephone call, Alberta mysteriously disappears. On a tip from loyal Chinese, Rick heads for the Bountiful Plantation.
Rick next learns that the plantation is the secret hideout of Japanese agents, led by Lorenz, who are plotting the destruction of the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal. Rick realizes he has to act fast — and that he does.
“Across The Pacific” is. John Huston’s third picture, following two earlier successes — “The Maltese Falcon” and “In This Our Life.” It is also his last picture because immediately after its completion Huston reported for active service with the Army Signal Corps.
The screen play was done by Richard Macaulay who based his script on the Saturday Evening Post serial by Robert Carson.
Mat 102 — 15e¢ Mary Astor
‘Maltese Falcon’ Team in New Film
The stars of “The Maltese Falcon,” last season’s outstanding Strand Theatre hit, are réunited in “Across The Pacific,” opening Friday at the Strand.
Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet and Director John Huston are again teamed in this new Warner Bros. adventure film which treats with the ruthless attempt of would-be Jap saboteurs to destroy the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal.
The story is based on a Saturday Evening Post serial by Robert Carson. Richard Macaulay did the script.