Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama
In December 1941, ex-army captain Rick Leland boards a Japanese ship heading to Asia via the Panama Canal where his Japanese hosts show interest in the American defense plans for the canal zone.
Director Vincent Sherman met with John Huston just before Huston left the project to join the Army Signal Corps and shoot documentaries for the war effort. The two directors conferred just before they were about to shoot the scene in which Leland is trapped in the movie theatre and three assassins are trying to kill him. "How does he get out?" Sherman asked. Huston replied, "That's your problem! I'm off to the war!"
Sam Wing On:
You no need money? Sam smell big fish.
Rick Leland: Sam keep nose clean. Sam no smell fish. No catchy trouble.
Sam Wing On: All the time, you like trouble. Maybe so, Dr. Lorenz trouble?
Rick Leland: Maybe so.
Sam Wing On: Gal too?
Rick Leland: I don't know Sam. I hope she's all right.
Sam Wing On: She got your bad. Much ...
In an early scene, we see a court martial proceeding and afterwards Army Captain Rick Leland says he has been dishonorably discharged. In the US military, that status can only be applied to enlisted men. Commissioned officers convicted in a court martial may be dismissed, but they are not dishonorably discharged.
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