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Calcutta (1947)

Passed  -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  29 August 1947 (Finland)
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Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.

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Neale Gordon
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Virginia Moore
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Pedro Blake
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Marina Tanev
Lowell Gilmore ...
Eric Lasser
Edith King ...
Mrs. Smith
Paul Singh ...
Mul Raj Malik
Gavin Muir ...
Inspector Kendricks
John Whitney ...
Bill Cunningham
Benson Fong ...
Young Chinese Clerk
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Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Written by Bernie Wayne and Ben Raleigh
Sung by June Duprez
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Alan Ladd at least appealing in cliched Asian hodgepodge
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Calcutta is far from Alan Ladd's finest hour on the silver screen (nor director John Farrow's, for that matter). His trademark contempt for women and his android-like affect prove unappealing and tedious when not undercut by plausible psychology or fleshed-out co-stars. Here he has nothing but a murky Asian hodgepodge of noir cliches to wade through, the inevitable William Bendix at his side (and, this time, on his side). Trying to solve the murder of a fellow trunk-line pilot working the route from India to China, he drifts from hotel to casino to airfield encountering a rogues' gallery of grotesques. Edith King, as a stogie-puffing Baby Jane Hudson, promises more than she delivers; Gail Russell, the black widow of the piece, is kind of like Mary Astor to three parts water. This is one film from the noir cycle whose obscurity gives little cause for regret.


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