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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!