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Captain Blackjack (1950)
"Black Jack" (original title)

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Bold and attractive, Mike Alexander is an American who smuggles drugs across the Spanish Mediterranean. Ingrid Dekker is in love with him while the double-crossing Emily Birk tries to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Mike Alexander
Herbert Marshall ...
Dr. James Curtis
Patricia Roc ...
Ingrid Dekker
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Mrs.Emily Birk
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Captain Nikarescu (as Dalio)
Dennis Wyndham ...
Fernando Barrio
Howard Vernon ...
Schooner Captain
José Nieto ...
Inspector Carnero
José Jaspe ...
José
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margarita Alexandre ...
Flower seller
Rafael Bardem ...
Diego
María Teresa Campos
Manolo Caracol
Lola Flores ...
Singer
José María Lado
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Bold and attractive, Mike Alexander is an American who smuggles drugs across the Spanish Mediterranean. Ingrid Dekker is in love with him while the double-crossing Emily Birk tries to exploit him, which is also the case of Nikarescu, a shady trafficker. Meanwhile, lurking behind the scenes, is inspector Carnero, waiting patiently until he gets Mike... Written by Guy Bellinger

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He Hits With The Power Of His Name!

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20 December 1950 (France)  »

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Production problems sink film
10 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An early production effort by the Salkind brothers (Superman) this uneasy mixture of neo-realism and and standard actioner was plagued with production problems. Location filming on Majorca dragged on for an incredible seven months. Rushes had to be sent to the mainland for processing so it was impossible to view progress on a daily basis. Some of the post-synching in outdoors scenes is muffled and doesn't seem to match the actors voices in studio sequences.The photography is also uneven, even though the cinematographer Andre Thomas was married to leading lady Patricia Roc some of her close ups are less than flattering. The climax of the film set on two boats is so badly edited that you have a job working out what is going on. George Sanders is completely miscast in an Errol Flynn role whilst poor Pat Roc struggles with an unevenly written part as a Swedish refugee, seeming constantly on the verge of hysterics for no good reason. The technical shortcomings sink a potentially enjoyable film


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