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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

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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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Taglines:

"I am TONDELAYO!"

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Adventure | Drama

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12 December 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mestiça  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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 »

Goofs

The doctor hands a small bottle to Tondelayo and describes it only as "new medicine." However, when giving a dose to her husband she calls it "quinine" - a medical term she would unlikely know with her limited command of English. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Langford: What's the matter? What's wrong? You sent for me.
Mr. Harry Witzel: It wasn't the heat that drove Ashley crazy, it was Tondaleyo.
Mr. Langford: Well, that's interesting.
Mr. Harry Witzel: Too interesting. You're out here to work. She was picked up leaving your bungalow. What was she doing there?
Mr. Langford: Curiosity, I guess.
Mr. Harry Witzel: Yours or hers?
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Soundtracks

The Oceana Roll
(1911) (uncredited)
Music by Lucien Denni
Lyrics by Roger Lewis
Played on a concertina and danced by Clyde Cook
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Hedy Lamarr was Outstanding
25 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this black & white 1942 film dealing with a British rubber plantation in Africa where Mr. Harry Witzel, (Walter Pidgeon) is in charge of the operations. The conditions on this plantation is very hot and humid and you go to bed sweating and wake up the same way in complete discomfort. There is a young man named Mr. Langford, (Richard Carlson) who has been hired on the plantation and is eager to make big changes in his new position, but the climate soon breaks him down, except he does meet up with a very sexy native gal named Tondelayo, (Hedy Lamarr) who wraps him around her little finger in more ways than one. Veteran actor Frank Morgan plays the role as an alcoholic doctor who gives a great supporting role and Hedy Lamarr gave a great acting performance as a very dangerous and sexy gal who always gets what she wants. Enjoy.


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