Cinema: The New Pictures, Jun. 7, 1943

Action in the North Atlantic (Warner Bros.) is a celluloid glorification of the U.S. merchant marine. To accomplish its business, it signs on First Mate Humphrey Bogart under Skipper Raymond Massey and puts these tough, tenderhearted salts safely through a disaster-laden, pulp-fictional log of two wartime Atlantic crossings. In an interval ashore, Bogart punctuates the voyages with one of his own patented semicolons by finding just enough time to saunter into a waterfront dive, sock a loose-talking barfly and marry the blonde, black-gowned entertainer of the place almost before she can finish...

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