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  1. 15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    ACROSS THE PACIFIC, May 27, 2001
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    Brian (Pacifica, California United States) –

    I was eager to see this film because it reteamed THE MALTESE FALCON leads (Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor), and the Director (John Huston).It did not dissapiont. Not Bogart’s best film, but I enjoyed this film a lot anyway. I thought that it was well-acted, with a good plot. The plot is fairly simple: Humphrey Bogart follows some spies to Panama, meeting up with a girl (Mary Astor) along the way. The film is similar to some other films made during the 1940s, but it still has a unique feeling to it. In regards to the film’s name, I’m not sure why it’s titled “Across The Pacific”, but I think it might be refering to what was going on across the Pacific at the time the movie took place. It ended on December 7th, 1941 (HINT HINT).

    I would reccomend this film to anybody who is a Humphrey Bogart fan, or a fan of THE MALTESE FALCON.

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  2. 13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Bogie Rocks!, February 9, 2004
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    M. Hencke “m hencke” (New York, NY United States) –
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    If you’re in any way a Bogie fan or liked the Maltese Falcon then this film is a must see. Well directed by John Huston (Maltese Falcon, Treasue of Sierra Madre). Sydney Greenstreet steals the film in one of his usually intriguing character roles. Mary Astor also shines in the role of the heroine. Nice action, music and cinematography. Humphrey Bogart is one of the best actors to have ever graced the screen and this is easily one of his best films.

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  3. 12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Bogart takes down a Japanese plot in WW II, March 15, 2006
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    Bomojaz (South Central PA, USA) –

    The movie opens with Humphrey Bogart being discharged from the army for stealing money; he goes to Halifax to join the Canadian army, but they’ve heard of him and don’t want him either. So he hops a freighter for the Orient via the Panama Canal when he sees pretty Mary Astor go aboard (there’s the romantic angle for the picture). The scene is set for another outing where Bogart plays the “I-look-out-for-only-me” guy who is forced to change his mind for the good of his country, except that 30 minutes into the picture we see that he is actually working undercover for the US Government already, trailing Japanese spys who want to blow up the canal. It’s a nice, but totally unexpected, twist.

    Sidney Greenstreet plays the head Japanese bad guy, and he is excellent – his is the best performance in the movie. The dialogue and much of the love-play between Bogey and Astor are top-notch, too. John Huston directed, but left the production (gleefully) right at the point where Bogart is being held captive and the Japanese are about to take off in a plane to bomb the canal. Huston left to join the army, thinking he left Bogart in an impossible situation (a good joke), but he forgot this was Hollywood where anything is possible: Bogey gets free, stops the Japs, arrests Greenstreet, and wins Astor! Hooray for Hollywood! Not a great, great movie by any means, but it’s very well done and highly entertaining.

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