Humphrey Bogart - The Signature Collection, Vol. 2

Humphrey Bogart - The Signature Collection, Vol. 2

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Cast: Humphrey Bogart

     
 

Action in the North Atlantic is solid wartime propaganda with a rather endearing inner lining of left-wing politics, courtesy (no doubt) of scenarist John Howard Lawson, who based his screenplay on a novel by maritime specialist Guy Gilpatric. While running war goods to America's Russian allies, a merchant marine ship captained by Raymond Massey is torpedoed.See more details below

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Action in the North Atlantic is solid wartime propaganda with a rather endearing inner lining of left-wing politics, courtesy (no doubt) of scenarist John Howard Lawson, who based his screenplay on a novel by maritime specialist Guy Gilpatric. While running war goods to America's Russian allies, a merchant marine ship captained by Raymond Massey is torpedoed. The courage of Massey and his first mate Humphrey Bogart serves as an inspiration to the survivors, who manage to navigate their tiny lifeboat to America, where they are lauded as heroes. After only the briefest of compassionate leaves (Massey is reunited with wife Ruth Gordon, while Bogart strikes up a relationship with Julie Bishop), the crew is assigned a new Liberty Ship. Despite fears of being torpedoed again, Massey, Bogart, and the other men successfully bring their cargo to Russia, shooting down several German planes in the process. As the Americans are cheered on by the smiling, well-fed Russian seamen and peasants, Action in the North Atlantic fades out, with the voice of Franklin D. Roosevelt (actually radio announcer Art Gilmore) heard on the soundtrack encouraging a "United Nations" allegiance against the axis. The supporting cast of Action in the North Atlantic includes a young newcomer by the name of Bernard Zanville, whose billing was changed to "Dane Clark" upon the film's release.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
With the twin 1941 successes of High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon, Humphrey Bogart shot to the upper echelon of Hollywood leading men. The former can be found either alone or in Volume 1 of the Bogart Signature Collection, while the latter anchors this more chronologically focused Volume 2. It could be called “Wartime Bogie,” as the four movies beyond Falcon collected here show this formidable actor at his rugged, no-nonsense best, doing his part for the war effort. Across the Pacific (1942), a thriller reuniting Bogie with Falcon costars Mary Astor and Sydney Greenstreet (as well as director John Huston), never quite lives up to its promise but is nonetheless a better-than-average slice of wartime intrigue. In All Through the Night (also 1942) Bogie plays a patriotic gangster who unleashes the forces of New York’s underworld against Nazi terrorists trying to sabotage the war effort. Bogart’s “Gloves" Donahue is practically a parody of the mobster characters he played in earlier pre-stardom films, and his tough-guy kidding is most endearing. Action in the North Atlantic (1943) is just that; a wartime tribute to the U.S. Merchant Marine, here bravely sailing U-boat-infested waters. Passage to Marseille (1944) revolves around the escape of prisoners from the notorious Devil’s Island and their subsequent involvement in fighting Nazis. A bit on the talky side, it’s probably the weakest of the five films in this box, but anything featuring Bogie at this potent stage of his career is worth seeing.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/03/2006
UPC:
0012569679863
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
10:17:00
Sales rank:
25,832

Special Features

1931 & 1936 film versions of The Maltese Falcon story; New The Maltese Falcon documentary; Commentaries on selected titles; Warner Night at the Movies presentations of new/vintage featurettes; Classic cartoons; Studio blooper reels; Radio shows; Trailers

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Action in the North Atlantic
1. Credits [1:18]
2. Tootaches and Faith [5:48]
3. Sore Corns for a Reason [3:41]
4. Torpedoed [3:01]
5. Abandon Ship [3:04]
6. Valor Under Fire [4:27]
7. Skipper's Vow [3:01]
8. Message for Hitler [3:55]
9. The Jarvises [3:34]
10. Too Talkative [4:36]
11. Signing Up Again [6:21]
12. Newlyweds [3:24]
13. Sailor's Wife [2:51]
14. Boarding the Seawitch [6:04]
15. Gunnery Training [3:50]
16. Convoy Briefing [5:39]
17. Setting Sail [3:47]
18. Our Job [3:06]
19. Two Ships in the Night [3:30]
20. Submarine Attack [3:56]
21. That Was Close [4:38]
22. Danger on Their Trail [4:24]
23. On Our Own [3:59]
24. Complete Silence [3:48]
25. Catcophany [3:59]
26. Gone to His Head [3:50]
27. Seaplane Attack [4:42]
28. Head On [2:39]
29. Operating Officer [2:29]
30. A Good Sendoff [5:21]
31. Ramming Speed [4:34]
32. American Seamanship [3:46]
Disc #2 -- Across the Pacific
1. Credits [:57]
2. Court-Martial [5:16]
3. Travel Plans [2:44]
4. Genoa Maru [3:28]
5. Fellow Passengers [4:18]
6. The Lady Is Indisposed [5:53]
7. Bitter and Drunk [5:47]
8. Shadow in a Derby [3:12]
9. Big Things Are Brewing [3:29]
10. Shooting Incidents [6:38]
11. Are You a G-Man? [2:41]
12. Not the Same Man [3:42]
13. Lorenz's Offer [3:46]
14. Girl of Many Colors [1:52]
15. Canal Zone [4:15]
16. His Place to Answer [5:39]
17. Gaining/Giving Confidences [3:57]
18. Missing Ms. Marlow [3:43]
19. Bluff and Counterbluff [5:47]
20. Much Trouble [3:21]
21. Moviehouse Mayhem [3:21]
22. Family Reunions [4:20]
23. The Jump on Joe [3:19]
24. Not Taking Off [2:27]
25. Dishonorable End [1:50]
26. Cast List [:32]
Disc #3 -- All Through the Night
1. Credits [1:00]
2. Doping Out the War [2:29]
3. Wrong Cheesecake [3:02]
4. Menacing Miller [3:13]
5. Body in the Basement [2:59]
6. Peculiar Girl [2:40]
7. Ma's Got a Feeling [4:17]
8. All Through the Night [3:17]
9. Quite an Attraction [3:15]
10. Bullet for Joe [4:04]
11. Where in the Warehouse? [4:25]
12. Lethal Lift [3:33]
13. Distinguished Bidder [3:55]
14. Nazi Nastiness [4:02]
15. Good Night, Barney [1:45]
16. Can Leda Be Trusted? [3:57]
17. Fivers Just off Fifth [4:54]
18. We Should Be Allies [2:40]
19. Escape and Pursuit [4:09]
20. No Need to Run Now [3:58]
21. Wrong Escort [4:24]
22. Behind the Curtain [5:34]
23. Home on the Range [3:59]
24. Ganging Up [2:45]
25. No Place for a Nice Girl [4:12]
26. Two Guys From Detroit [4:19]
27. Report to You Mugs [3:57]
28. Called to Disorder [2:56]
29. Going It Alone [3:48]
30. White Knight [2:59]
31. Cast List [:32]
Disc #4 -- The Maltese Falcon, Disc 1 - The Movie
1. Credits and Foreword [1:21]
2. Sweet New Client [4:41]
3. Killed in Action [4:02]
4. Where Spade Stands [3:12]
5. Grieving Widow [3:41]
6. Dangerous Lady? [5:34]
7. Joel Cairo [6:13]
8. Losing a Shadow [1:21]
9. A Little Trust [3:32]
10. Take It and Like It [3:05]
11. Strong-Arm of the Law [4:38]
12. Lies About the Bird [2:47]
13. Evicting a Cheap Gunman [3:06]
14. Stashing Brigid [3:32]
15. Plain Speaking [5:40]
16. Falcon Lore [7:25]
17. Off the Boat [2:40]
18. Dead Man's Delivery [5:18]
19. We're All Here [1:45]
20. Fall-Guy Candidates [5:04]
21. The Details [3:56]
22. A Joke and Advice [3:24]
23. The Maltese Falcon [3:30]
24. Gutman's Adieu [1:57]
25. Taking the Fall [4:28]
26. Bad vs. Good Business [2:13]
27. The Stuff That Dreams Are [1:22]
28. Cast List [:43]
Disc #5 -- The Maltese Falcon, Disc 2 - The Maltese Falcon (1931)/Satan Met a Lady
1. Credits [:38]
2. Sam Spade, Ladies Man [4:01]
3. Partners on Her Case [3:56]
4. Dead of the Night [2:12]
5. Everybody's Foot Slips [2:57]
6. Shady Lady in Need [5:37]
7. Doc Cairo [4:58]
8. Unexpected Visitors [5:44]
9. Apartment Search [3:27]
10. Trouble With His Women [2:19]
11. Gutman's Proposal [6:20]
12. Treacherous Toast [3:59]
13. Seaman's Suitcase [3:11]
14. 24-Hour Deadline [3:06]
15. Fall Guy Required [4:18]
16. The Choice: Wilmer [6:49]
17. Lump of Lead [3:46]
18. Gutman's Regrets [2:06]
19. Hope They Don't Hang You [3:25]
20. Beauty Found Guilty [2:08]
21. Be Nice to Her [3:19]
1. Credits [:52]
2. Partners Again [5:27]
3. Just Like Old Times [2:31]
4. Valerie Purvis' Case [3:46]
5. Graveyard Deaths [4:03]
6. Detectives Like Her [5:00]
7. Revamping the Vamp [2:57]
8. Making Shayne's a Shambles [3:05]
9. Legendary Horn [5:54]
10. The Drop on Shayne [4:19]
11. Meaning Something, Really [5:44]
12. Madame Barabbas [4:25]
13. Money Talks [2:47]
14. Constant Protection [3:52]
15. City Fathers [2:35]
16. Waterfront Targets [3:36]
17. Multiple Crosses [3:10]
18. Horn of No Plenty [3:19]
19. Ames's Killer [4:22]
20. The One Woman [2:20]
Disc #7 -- Passage to Marseille
1. Credits and Foreword [1:54]
2. Bombing Raid [3:29]
3. Hidden Airbase [5:36]
4. Cows In, Planes Out [4:29]
5. Passage to Marseille [5:17]
6. Castaways [5:35]
7. Free Man's Story [6:37]
8. Admitting to the Truth [4:30]
9. French Guyana Horrors [2:04]
10. Grandpere [3:46]
11. Talk of Home [4:41]
12. Silenced by the Mob [3:07]
13. Newlyweds [4:18]
14. Murder Suspect [4:05]
15. Arrested and Sentenced [2:08]
16. Solitary Savagery [3:27]
17. Night of Escape [3:43]
18. One Too Many [2:35]
19. Fighting Oath [5:06]
20. Changed Courses [5:04]
21. New Order [3:51]
22. Retaking the Ship [2:19]
23. Air Attack [4:27]
24. Marius and the Enemy Downed [1:55]
25. Assassins [1:55]
26. Return From a Raid [3:30]
27. Birthday Boy [3:42]
28. Fallen Hero [2:51]
29. France Lives [2:45]

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