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Slave Ship (1937)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  16 September 1937 (Germany)
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Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he ... See full summary »

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Jack Thompson
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Nancy Marlowe
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Lefty
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Mrs. Marlowe
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Danelo
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Corey
Arthur Hohl ...
Grimes
Minna Gombell ...
Mabel
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J. Farrell MacDonald ...
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Paul Hurst ...
Drunk
Holmes Herbert ...
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Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he finds the same old setup, including slave trade. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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16 September 1937 (Germany)  »

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The Last Slaver  »

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Lon Chaney Jr.'s silent bit as a doomed laborer can be spotted in the opening sequence, a ship's launching with fatal consequences. See more »

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Referenced in Barton Fink (1991) See more »

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Camptown Races
(1850) (uncredited)
Words and Music by Stephen Foster
Arranged by Edward Kilenyi
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Slave trade without the Spielberg spin job. True history.
24 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

WARNER BAXTER is a Yankee sea captain who goes to church on Sundays and shyly courts pretty Elizabeth Allen as time permits. His cargo happens to be slaves purchased in West Africa for sale in America. In this movie, slaves are purchased matter-of-factly from Black Africans, get some brutal treatment on board (but not much), and the crew is happy with their work and waay dirty too. None of the slaves are portrayed as brilliant or courageous. Trouble comes when throwing the "evidence" overboard becomes an issue between the captain and the crew. Since this film was made 60 years ago, it's blessedly free of the Political Correctness spin job which sunk "Amistead." It simply never occurred to Hollywood back then to re-write history to conform to wacky leftist viewpoints which distort facts. Obviously Hollywood today is in a tizzy over the "slavery issue" and thus dozens of films like this one and such as Walt Disney's wonderful "Song of the South" --- a film depicting only former slaves --- are kept out of sight. Hush!


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