Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 17, 1942

Across the Pacific (Warner) is a midsummer melodrama that scarcely gets out of the Atlantic. On a cruise down the east coast of North America (Halifax to the Canal Zone) are Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet. They have such a good time sunning themselves that they neglect to make much of a picture.

Badman Bogart has been cashiered from the U.S. Army for theft. But it soon becomes apparent that this was merely a ruse to put him to work in Army Intelligence. His quarry is Sociologist Greenstreet, brain of a Japanese plot...

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