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Cargo to Capetown (1950)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 1 April 1950 (USA)
The plot involves Ireland, captain of a tired oil tanker, and Crawford, the ship's engineer. The pair soon find themselves at odds over their mutual affection for Drew (who happens to be Crawford's fiancee).

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The plot involves Ireland, captain of a tired oil tanker, and Crawford, the ship's engineer. The pair soon find themselves at odds over their mutual affection for Drew (who happens to be Crawford's fiancee).

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The lusty stars of ALL THE KING'S MEN!

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Drama | Romance

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1 April 1950 (USA)  »

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Ladung für Kapstadt  »

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The melody that Captain Steve Conway (John Ireland) often hums, whistles or plays on his consetina is called The Girl I left Behind Me, an evident illusion to a past relationship with the fiancé of his buddy, Johnny Phelan (Broderick Crawford). See more »

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In the storm scene in which Rich's leg is crushed, the oil drums rolling around the deck are obviously empty. Full oil drums would have either not tipped over at all or would have rolled more slowly and ponderously. See more »

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To Exploit All The King's Men
26 August 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In the wake of the critical and popular success of All the King's Men, Harry Cohn at Columbia decided to use the stars of All the King's Men, John Ireland and Broderick Crawford in a quick follow up film. In the previous film they were rivals over Joanne Dru. Ms. Dru decided wisely not to do this film so another Dru, Ellen Drew, became the object of their rivalry in Cargo to Capetown.

Films like Cargo to Capetown may have been the reason why Broderick Crawford never really exploited the prestige his Oscar should have given him for a better career. It's not that Cargo to Capetown is a horribly bad film, but it's the kind of stuff that was being seen on that new medium of television.

Ireland is the ship's captain and Crawford the chief engineer and Ireland has a cargo to deliver from Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, to Capetown or lose his freighter. The last thing he needs is romantic complications, but when Drew stays on board he's got trouble my friends.

Crawford gets to do a great drunk act and I've a suspicion he wasn't acting. Crawford back in the day was one of the great tipplers in Hollywood history. When Ireland has to get him back on board the ship in a state of inebriation, it looks really convincing.

Nothing terribly special in Cargo to Capetown, don't go out of your way to see it.


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