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Doomed Cargo -- In this comedic suspense thriller, gunrunners attempt to create a train wreck in order to hide a murder.


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15 August 1936 (USA) See more »
A wise cracking American P.I. traveling abroad with his love interest and sidekick, stumbles on to a dead body. After it disappears again, he starts to unravel a devious crime ring. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Edmund Lowe ... John Harwood

Constance Cummings ... Caryl Fenton
Thomy Bourdelle ... Monsieur Paul Turbé
Henry Oscar ... Axel Hoyt
Felix Aylmer ... Sir Charles Webber
Joyce Kennedy ... Elizabeth Wentworth
O.B. Clarence ... Registrar
Mark Lester ... Chief Constable (Captain Fitzgerald)
Allan Jeayes ... Heinrich Wagner
Anthony Holles ... Reception Clerk
David Horne ... Hotel Manager
Edwin Laurence ... Guildhall Guide
James Harcourt ... Vicar (Father Blanchard)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Davidge ... Housekeeper (uncredited)
Henry Hallett ... Supporting Role (uncredited)
Warren Jenkins ... Supporting Role (uncredited)
Patrick Ludlow ... Pilgrims of Peace Poet (uncredited)
Phyllis Morris ... Irate Bridge Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Albert de Courville 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sidney Gilliat 
Frank Launder 
Austin Melford  additional dialogue
Bernard Merivale  story
L. du Garde Peach  adaptation (as DuGarde Peach)
Arnold Ridley  story

Original Music by
Jack Beaver (uncredited)
Bretton Byrd (uncredited)
John Greenwood (uncredited)
Louis Levy (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Mutz Greenbaum  (as M. Greenbaum)
Film Editing by
Michael Gordon  (as M. Gordon)
Art Direction by
Ernö Metzner  (as E. Metzner)
Costume Design by
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Peirce .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Molyneux .... set dresser (as Capt. Molyneaux)
Sound Department
Peter Birch .... sound recordist (as A. Birch)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry Massy-Collier .... focus puller (uncredited)
Music Department
Louis Levy .... musical director
Charles Williams .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Seven Sinners" - UK (original title)
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67 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

The second train wreck in this film, which is also called "The Wrecker", is the same one that was staged for the climax of The Wrecker (1929). Footage of that crash, not used in the earlier film, was edited together with new shots. Another train wreck was done mostly with models and stock footage from newsreels.See more »
Continuity: Just before the engine hits the lorry on the occupation crossing, there is a shot of its buffer beam. The engine number, 1060, is reversed indicating the film was back to front.See more »
Irate Bridge Player:I want my sucking pig!See more »
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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Average comedy/thriller/battle of the sexes., 20 April 2000
Author: Neil-117 from Melbourne, Australia

Mildly amusing scenario of US private detective and female insurance investigator battling for supremacy in solving a series of murders in Europe. Will they kiss and make up in the end? The bad guys are suitably sinister and new ones keep popping up just when you thought you had it all figured out. The script writer must have been short on inspiration as the same device of a train wreck is used no less than three times. But those action sequences are well filmed and I'd swear one of the crashing steam locomotives is the real thing.

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