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Action in the North Atlantic

Released May 21, 1943 2h 7m War List
Reviews 72% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Merchant Marine sailors Joe Rossi (Humphrey Bogart) and Steve Jarvis (Raymond Massey) are charged with getting a supply vessel to Russian allies as part of a sea convoy. When the group of ships comes under attack from a German U-boat, Rossi and Jarvis navigate through dangerous waters to evade Nazi naval forces. Though their mission across the Atlantic is extremely treacherous, they are motivated by the opportunity to strike back at the Germans, who sank one of their earlier ships. Read More Read Less
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Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Bogart makes this WWII salute to the Merchant Marine more enjoyable than it has the right to be. Rated: B Mar 5, 2011 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Exciting formulaic war propaganda sea story. Rated: B Jun 1, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Way too long and slow Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/17/24 Full Review adam b A realistic portrayal of the War in the North Atlantic. The supply line of American and Canadian armaments to Britain and Russia was an important component in defeating Hitler. This movie was made at a time when the Nazis were on the retreat and it was only a matter of time before they were defeated by the Allies. An expertly filmed movie that is a tribute to all the sailors who made the ultimate sacrifice. May God bless them all. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent tribute to merchant marines. I'm surprised the only Oscar nomination went to the scriptwriter, because tech credits are all award-worthy. Shout out to Warner Bros. editing legend George Amy who actually won the award in the same year for cutting Howard Hawks' "Air Force." Cinematographer Ted McCord's work is also exemplary. Cast is super with Humphrey Bogart and Raymond Massey leading the way. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member This is my favorite of the WW2 movies which was made during the war. It has the usual stereotypical cast of characters, and all of them are played to perfection, not just caricature. And the Germans speak German! That alone wins them an extra star. Full of great one-liners. Ruth Gordon make the very best of a small role. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II. This is the only movie that details what the merchant marines went through. Amazing that a whole branch of service is almost completely unnoticed. Action is right! Plenty of it in this WWII drama about the Merchant Marines. Bogart and Massey shine as does the supporting cast. Exciting, touching and patriotic. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review ashley h Action in North Atlantic is a fantastic film. It is about an American tanker that is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. Humphrey Bogart and Raymond Massey give amazing performances. The screenplay is good but a little slow in places. Lloyd Bacon did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama. Action in the North Atlantic is a must see. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Merchant Marine sailors Joe Rossi (Humphrey Bogart) and Steve Jarvis (Raymond Massey) are charged with getting a supply vessel to Russian allies as part of a sea convoy. When the group of ships comes under attack from a German U-boat, Rossi and Jarvis navigate through dangerous waters to evade Nazi naval forces. Though their mission across the Atlantic is extremely treacherous, they are motivated by the opportunity to strike back at the Germans, who sank one of their earlier ships.
Director
Lloyd Bacon
Producer
Jerry Wald
Screenwriter
John Howard Lawson
Distributor
Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Co
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Genre
War
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 21, 1943, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 18, 2010
Runtime
2h 7m
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