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White Cargo (1942)

Passed | | Adventure, Drama | 12 December 1942 (USA)
The story takes place at a British plantation in Africa where Tandelayo entices all the Brits, especially Harry Witzel.

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In Africa early in World War II, a British rubber plantation executive reminisces about his arrival in the Congo in 1910. He tells the story of a love-hate triangle involving Harry Witzel, an in-country station superintendent who'd seen it all, Langford, a new manager sent from England for a four-year stint, and Tondelayo, a siren of great beauty who desires silk and baubles. Witzel is gruff and seasoned, certain that Langford won't be able to cut it. Langford responds with determination and anger, attracted to Tondelayo because of her beauty, her wiles, and to get at Witzel. Manipulation, jealousy, revenge, and responsibility play out as alliances within the triangle shift. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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"I am TONDELAYO!"

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Adventure | Drama

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A Mestiça  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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This film was initially telecast in Los Angeles Friday 22 November 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Friday 3 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), by New York City Monday 3 March 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2), and by San Francisco 5 May 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

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The movie is takes place at a West African British colony along the Congo River. However, the Congo is in Central Africa where there are no British Colonies along the river. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Langford: You know you're very pretty.
Tondelayo: I know.
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Featured in That's Action (1977) See more »

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There's No Place Like Home (Home, Sweet Home)
(1823) (uncredited)
Music partly composed, and arranged by H.R. Bishop from a Sicilian air
Lyrics by John Howard Payne (1823)
Played on a concertina by Clyde Cook and sung by him, Ralph Morgan,
Bramwell Fletcher, Henry O'Neill, Richard Carlson, Reginald Owen and Walter Pidgeon
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Delirious but Hugely Entertaining, a Mix of "Lolita" and "Mandingo"
26 January 2000 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Why wasn't this mentioned in the "Bad Movies We Love" book? Hedy looks great and acts badly, and generally seems to be having the time of her life as a Native Girl interested only in cheap sex and even cheaper jewelry. She seems ecstatic whenever she has a whip in her hand, and delivers her lines with gorgeous pouts and stimulating winks. But beware! She doesn't appear for the first thirty minutes, which we spend listening to White Males bark at each other about how miserable they are. A little bit too much like being at work!


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