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Action in the North Atlantic

Discussion in 'WWII Films & TV' started by Class of '42, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Class of '42

    Class of '42 Active Member

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    As a big Humphrey Bogart fan, finished watching "Action in the North Atlantic" from 1943. Haven't see this one in awhile but I am glad I did. The biggest star though is the U.S. Merchant Marine, who thought so much of this movie they used it for their training schools during the war. Bogart plays First Officer Joe Rossi, who earlier was sunk by a U-Boat and barely survived to fight another day. The special effects and battle scenes are top notch for the period and Raymond Massey as the tough ships captain gives an excellant performance as well. Amazing it was all filmed on the back lots of Warner Brothers studio. If you like a rousing war flick, while sticking it to the Kriegsmarine, then check it out. Give this one 3 stars out of 4...and don't forget to buy your war bonds before leaving the theater.

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    I loved the "thumbs up" early on.
     
  3. Carronade

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    Naturally they did much of the filming with models, and the destroyer escorting the convoy in several scenes appears to be Japanese. Which raises the question, whoever provides model ships for movies must have already done something that involved Japanese ships, maybe a submarine movie?
     
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    belasar Court Jester

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    Couldn't buy any bonds, blew my money on popcorn and soda!
     
  5. Class of '42

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    Any idea why Bogart and Massey are wearing masks while playing chess on the movie set????..looks rather familiar these days...interesting.

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    ..I kind of like the models used in some movies...like In Harm's Way...it give's it a mysterious atmosphere ...and reminds me of an old submarine arcade game I used to play
     

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