Across the Pacific
Film poster
Directed byRoy del Ruth
Written byDarryl Zanuck (adaptation)
Based onAcross the Pacific
1904 novel
by Charles Blaney
Produced byDarryl Zanuck
StarringMonte Blue
CinematographyByron Haskin
Frank Kesson
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures, Inc. (as A Warner Brothers Production)
Release date
  • October 2, 1926 (1926-10-02) (United States)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguagesSilent (English intertitles) with Vitaphone (music score and sound effects)
Box office$352,000[1]

Across the Pacific[2] is a 1926 American silent romantic adventure film produced by Warner Bros., directed by Roy del Ruth and starring Monte Blue. It was based on a 1900 play by Charles Blaney and J. J. McCloskey. The play had been filmed before in 1914 with Dorothy Dalton.[3][4] It is unknown, but the film might have been released with a Vitaphone soundtrack.

Myrna Loy as Roma in the film.


After his father brings disgrace on his family, Monte joins the Spanish–American War (April–August 1898) and goes with his regiment to the Philippines. Although he has a sweetheart back home, Claire Marsh, he is enlisted to romance a mixed race 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 that he needs but not before he is branded a deserter and then must 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 are reunited.


Box office

According to Warner Bros. records the film earned $252,000 domestically and $100,000 foreign.[1]


With no prints of Across the Pacific located in any film archives,[5] it is a lost film.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 5 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. ^ 1957 MOVIES FROM AAP Warner Bros Features & Cartoons SALES BOOK DIRECTED AT TV
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Across the Pacific (1914) at IMDb
  5. ^ The Library of Congress / FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Across the Pacific (1926)
  6. ^ Across the Pacific at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: Warner Brothers 1926 Archived December 20, 2014, at the Wayback Machine