Pacific Rendezvous (1942)

Genres - Adventure, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Pacific Rendezvous is a B-picture remake of the 1935 MGM A-picture Rendezvous, updated to accommodate WW2. Lee Bowman plays the old William Powell role as a American naval intelligence operative (this time named Lt. Bill Gordon) assigned to decipher enemy code. His mission is compromised by his romance with dizzy debutante Elaine Carter (Jean Rogers, in the role originated by Rosalind Russell). Despite Elaine's well-meaning ineptitude, our hero is able to foil the plans of a group of Nazi agents. Easy to take, Pacific Rendezvous may not be any classic-but then, neither was the original film.

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war, code [encryption], decoding, employment, enemy, espionage, expert, intelligence [gov't], message, Navy, responsibility, ring [jewelry], meeting