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White Cargo (1942)

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

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Tondelayo
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Harry Witzel
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The Doctor
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Mr. Langford
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Skipper of the Congo Queen
Henry O'Neill ...
The Reverend Dr. Roberts
Bramwell Fletcher ...
Wilbur Ashley
Clyde Cook ...
Ted - First Mate of the Congo Queen
Leigh Whipper ...
Jim Fish
Oscar Polk ...
Umeela
Darby Jones ...
Darby - The Doctor's Houseboy
Richard Ainley ...
Mr. Worthing
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Adventure | Drama

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Release Date:

12 December 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mestiça  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The play opened on Broadway, New York City, New York, USA on 5 November 1923 and had 257 performances. See more »

Quotes

Tondelayo: Tondelayo make tiffin.
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Connections

Featured in Personalities (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Under the Bamboo Tree
(1902) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Bob Cole, James Weldon Johnson and Rosamond Johnson
Played on a record in Langford's quarters
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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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