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Strange Cargo (1940)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 1 March 1940 (USA)
Convicts escaping from Devil's Island come under the influence of a strange Christ-like figure.

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Hessler
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Moll
J. Edward Bromberg ...
Flaubert
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Telez
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Dufond
Frederick Worlock ...
Grideau (as Frederic Worlock)
Bernard Nedell ...
Marfeu
Victor Varconi ...
Fisherman
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Storyline

Verne wants nothing more than to escape from a penal colony located off the northern coast of South America. He tries to involve Julie, a saloon girl, in his plans but she turns him in to the authorities. On Verne's next try, he piggybacks on the escape of six other convicts and runs into Julie again in the process. One of the convicts is a spiritual figure who seems to know what will happen before anyone else. The group attempts to travel through the jungle, board a boat, and make it to the mainland. Written by JeanneArmintrout@juno.com

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Drama | Romance

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1 March 1940 (USA)  »

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Not Too Deep  »

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$1,252,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although Crawfod was top-billed on all release prints, Gable's name was first in all publicity material. This was his first film following Gone with the Wind (1939). See more »

Goofs

The escapees finally reach the beach after hiking through the jungle. Their clothing, although made to look torn, shows no signs of soil despite various fist fights, plunging into quick sand, falling in water, pulling themselves from the river, and making their way through dense undergrowth - such as threadbare or torn fabric in the area of the knee or staining along the bottom leg of the trouser. See more »

Quotes

[first title card]
Title Card: Deep in the Guianas... a penal colony for men set aside to be forgotten by the world they live in ~~ for men to whom the present, the future and the past are one ~~~~ for men without hope...
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Featured in Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996) See more »

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20 December 2003 | by (new jersey) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie, over 30 years ago, I was captivated by it and still am. Unfortunately they do not show it often enough. Gable, Crawford, Lorre, Lukas all great and surely missed. Truely one of the lost gems of the Golden Age. Have not seen in years and can not wait until it is shown again.


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