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Captain Blackjack (1950)

Black Jack (original title)
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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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
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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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Jackstraw
28 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Released at a time when Duvivier was going again from strength to strength ."Black Jack" which was sandwiched between the overlooked extraordinary "Au Royaume des Cieux" and the dazzling stunning "Sous Le Ciel de Paris" , is a jumble,which Duvivier himself hated,which is not surprising.There's almost nothing to write about this dud.We can notice that:

1.Orson Welles used to admire Duvivier .That may explain why Wellesian actors were featured in Duvivier's movies :Joseph Cotten in "Lydia" (1941) ,and here a totally wasted Agnes Moorehead .It's the first time

I have not enjoyed Moorehead's performance!On the other hand,Welles borrowed his Desdemona (Suzanne Cloutier) from Duvivier's "Au Royaume des Cieux" for his "Othello".

2.In any Duvivier's movie,there's one or two worthwhile sequences and this one is no exception: the search in the caves where Duvivier's sense of mystery works wonders (for a short while);then the chase when Dalio gets caught up in the fishnets.Duvivier's touch can be felt in the unhappy end too.

As for the rest ,as my dear pen pal writer's reign writes,it's a black joke.


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