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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
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Ingrid Dekker
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Mrs.Emily Birk
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Captain Nikarescu (as Dalio)
Dennis Wyndham ...
Fernando Barrio (as Denis Wyndham)
Howard Vernon ...
Schooner Captain
José Nieto ...
Inspector Carnero
José Jaspe ...
José
José María Lado
Carlos Villarías ...
(as Carlos Villaria)
Rafael Bardem ...
Diego
Margarita Alexandre ...
Flower seller
Fernando Aguirre
Gérard Tichy ...
(as Gerardo Tichy)
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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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20 December 1950 (France)  »

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A tragedy in the after war years, played out on the Mediterranean
25 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when it was released to the minor cinemas in the UK some 50 years ago; and the memory remains of a great musical score, and the tragedy of the storyline. I saw it again on video recently. The sound track was poor and the picture grainy; but it is one of two films that I saw again the next day, the other being Gladiator. The music theme is intensely tragic, and from the outset one knows that it heralds failure or death. Certainly one of George Sanders best performances; as a man working the black market to get pay back for what he lost in the war, but nemesis waits; Patricia Roc plays a refugee from Eastern Europe eaten with despair. He is attracted to her, selflessly wants to help her, and then falls in love with her, but she is too proud and hurt to accept help. Their love destroys him, and inevetably the girl and the doctor (Herbert Marshall), who brought the nemesis. The storyline is of complex intertwining destinies, where subsidiary characters are not who they appear to be. This is as a film, which diappointed the critics and struggled at the box office; but for the adolescent who saw it, and the retired gentleman who saw it again it is one of the greatest films (taking into account its age)whose story is more akin to an opera.


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