Pacific Rendezvous

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Pacific Rendezvous
Pacific Rendezvous.jpg
Directed byGeorge Sidney
Written byHarry Kurnitz
P.J. Wolfson
George Oppenheimer
StarringLee Bowman
Music byDavid Snell
CinematographyPaul Vogel
Edited byBen Lewis
Release date
May 21, 1942
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$407,000[1]

Pacific Rendezvous is a 1942 film directed by George Sidney. It stars Lee Bowman and Jean Rogers.[2]

The previous film version was the 1935 film Rendezvous, starring William Powell and Rosalind Russell, directed by William K. Howard and Sam Wood. P. J. Wolfson and George Oppenheimer were credited with the screenplay of Rendezvous, and Bella Spewack and Samuel Spewack were credited as adapters of the book The American Black Chamber by Major Herbert O. Yardley (1931). [3]

Plot summary[edit]

A code expert (Lee Bowman) working for Naval Intelligence is assigned to decode enemy messages despite his desire for active duty.



The film was directed by George Sidney who says that George Seitz meant to direct the film but dropped out at the last minute. Sidney directed a screen test for Lee Bowman. He used Jean Rogers to appear alongside him and MGM executives liked the test so much that both were cast in the film. The film was shot in 22 days although Sidney was unhappy he had so little preparation time.[4]


According to MGM records the film earned $253,000 in the US and Canada and $154,000 elsewhere, making the studio a profit of $23,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2011-05-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ Davis, Ronald L. (2005). Just Making Movies. University Press of Mississippi. p. 64.

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