Across the Pacific (1926 film)

Across the Pacific

Myrna Loy as Roma
Directed by Roy del Ruth
Produced by Darryl Zanuck
Written by Darryl Zanuck (adaptation)
Based on Across the Pacific
by Charles Blaney
Starring Monte Blue
Cinematography Byron Haskin
Frank Kesson
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. (as A Warner Brothers Production)
Release dates
  • October 2, 1926 (1926-10-02) (United States)
Running time
78 minsutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles) with Vitaphone (music score and sound effects)

Across the Pacific[1] is a lost[2][3] 1926 American silent romantic adventure film produced by Warner Bros., directed by Roy del Ruth and starring Monte Blue. It was based on a turn of the century play by Charles Blaney and J. J. McCloskey. The play had been filmed before in 1914 with Dorothy Dalton.[4] It is unknown, but the film might have been released with a Vitaphone soundtrack.


After his father brings disgrace on his family, Monte joins the Spanish–American War and goes with his regiment to the Philippines. Although he has a sweetheart back home, Claire Marsh, Monte is enlisted to romance a half-caste girl, Roma, who knows the whereabouts of the Philippine leader Emilio Aguinaldo. Monte must keep up the ruse, even when Claire comes to the islands to visit him. He finally gets the information he needs, but not before he is branded a deserter and then has to prove his mettle on the battlefield. When the insurrection is squelched and Aguinaldo is captured, Monte is able to explain everything to Claire, and the couple is reunited.



  1. 1957 MOVIES FROM AAP Warner Bros Features & Cartoons SALES BOOK DIRECTED AT TV
  2. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Across the Pacific (1926)
  3. Across the Pacific at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: Warner Brothers 1926
  4. White Munden, Kenneth, ed. (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921-1930. University of California Press. pp. 4–5. ISBN 0-520-20969-9.

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