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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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Johnny Phelan
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Steve Conway
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Kitty Mellar
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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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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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Broderick Crawford is shanghaied. Ellen Drew comes aboard to rescue him. Neither has luggage. The ship sails for a weeks-long voyage. So, where did all their squeaky-clean costume changes come from? See more »

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50's Potboiler
10 April 2003 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

John Ireland made a long and decent living playing in "B" films. He never made it big beyond his Oscar nomination, ironically enough, with his co-star in this film, Brodrick Crawford. This story, which focuses on a merchant ship of which Ireland is the Captain, has to take a cargo and the Chief Engineer, Crawford has decided to get married to Ireland's ex-girlfriend, Ellen Drew. A plan to Shanghai Crawford goes sour when Drew, the ex-lady friend remains aboard and proceeds to get re-involved with Ireland. It gets hairy as Crawford is fed false information about his old pal and plots his demise. However, in the end, Crawford winds up sacrificing himself to reconcile the two star-crossed lovers, Drew and Ireland. All in all, not a great film but typical of 50s potboilers, those films which were made to be fillers between the "big shows," in those halcyon days before the invasion of the glass tubes into American living rooms.


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