ACROSS THE PACIFIC (1942) B/W 86m dir: John Huston
w/Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet, Mary Astor, Victor Sen Yung, Keye Luke, Richard Loo
From Variety's contemporary review of the film: "Warners had a problem in transferring the Robert Carson Sat. Evening Post serial to the screen. Original, under title Aloha Means Goodbye, depicted a spy melodrama on ship that finally reached Hawaii but after the war's start, and studio scripter Richard Macauley had to change things around.
"Result is switch of locale from the West to East Coast --- and the yarn never gets into the Pacific Ocean, despite the title.
"After Humphrey Bogart is court-martialed out of the coast guard artillery, he shifts to Canada in attempt to enlist in the Dominion artillery. Turned down, he gets passage on a Jap freighter bound for Panama and the Orient.
"Although the picture does not quite hit the edge-of-seat tension engendered by Maltese Falcon, it's a breezy and fast-paced melodrama. Huston directs deftly from thrill-packed script by Macauley."