Across the Pacific

Synopsis: Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed, kicked out of the Army, and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. But has Leland really been booted out, or is there some other motive for his getting close to fellow passenger Doctor Lorenz? Any motive for getting close to attractive traveler Alberta Marlow would however seem pretty obvious.
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 win & 1 nomination.
97 min

- The court is open.

- Yes, sir.

Captain Leland, this court

has considered your case...

...and reached its conclusions

based on evidence...

...introduced while you were present.

At the close of evidence,

court was closed...

...and by secret ballot, in which

two-thirds of the court concurred...

...the court reached its findings.

Which are, of all specifications

and of all charges, guilty.

Then again, by secret ballot, in which

at least two-thirds of the court concurred...

...the court decided your punishment.

Which is that you be sentenced

to dismissal from United States Army...

...and forfeit all pay and allowances

due or to become due...

...subject to approval

of the reviewing authority.

- Any further business?

- No, sir.

Do I hear a motion for adjournment?

- I move that the court adjourn.

- I second the motion.

Any objections? Apparently not.

The court is adjourned

to meet at the call of the president.

How about a game, fellows?

All right, Hanson.

You and me against Greer and Parsons.

Ill take a cue.

Well, captain...

...anything bothering you?

Used to be a custom in the British army

when a man disgraced his uniform.

Too bad we cant do it.

Come in.

Well, Rick?

An officer shouldnt associate with one

who'ss been dishonorably dismissed.

The regulations say so.

The adjutant gave his permission.

In spite of the evidence,

I just cant believe.

Or if you did do it,

you must have had a reason.

One that you thought was important.

Tell me. Im your friend.

Its all in the testimony.

I could have loaned you the money,

or part of it.

And there were others

who would have been glad.

I just cant believe.

You, of everybody I know.

Yeah, I guess nobody

ever really knows anybody.

What are you going to do, Rick?

Ill probably go up to Canada.

- They need artillerymen there.

- But, Rick...

Well, anyway, good luck.



Sit down.

I see youre an artilleryman,

Mr. Leland.

What is your experience,

and with what type or ordnance?

All types and calibers of both fixed

and mobile coastal guns...

...including one year

in an antiaircraft battery.

Where were you stationed?

Two years at Fort MacArthur,

one year and eight months, Fort Totten... and two months,

Fort Kamehameha...

...four years in the Panama Canal Zone.

Your full name?

Richard Loomis Leland.

- Richard Leland?

- Thats right, sir.

Im sorry, Mr. Leland,

but I believe at this time...

...we have a full compliment

of coast artillery officers of all ranks.

I thought the Canadian army

needed men of experience.

Oh, regardless of his qualifications,

no one man is indispensable.

Maybe Chiang Kai-shek

wont be so particular.

Im aware neither of the desperation

of the generalissimo'ss needs...

...nor how good

are his sources of information.

Good day, Mr. Leland.

Your baggage checks, Ms. Marlow.

The ship sails from Pier 19.

Sailing time will be midnight,

but passengers be aboard by 11:00, please.

Thank you.

What was that boat

you were talking about?

The Genoa Maru,

sailing tonight for Yokohama... way of New York,

the Panama Canal and Honolulu.

- Its for me.

- Excuse, please?

How much?

To port of final destination, $212.80.

Excuse, please. I cannot promise

passage on the Genoa Maru...

...unless we have cancellation.

However, there is possibility.

If you will leave name and address,

I shall inform you in time before sailing.

- Well, when is the next sailing?

- Next Wednesday.

The Nakimura Maru.

Bigger, more passenger space, same fare.

Well, try to make it Genoa Maru.

Ill be packed and waiting.

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Richard Macaulay

Richard Macaulay (1909-1969) was an American screenwriter. He wrote a number of films with Jerry Wald while under contract to Warner Bros. He was a noted anti-Communist and was a member of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals. He testified to Congress in 1947 and gave names of writers in the Writers Guild who he believed were community.He was survived by a wife and two daughters. more…

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