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Congo Crossing (1956)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama | July 1956 (USA)
Attractive Louise Whitman catalyzes action and adventure in an African country that offers haven to foreign fugitives.

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Louise Whitman
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David Carr
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Colonel John Miguel Orlando Arragas
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Bart O'Connell
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Dr. Leopold Gorman
Tonio Selwart ...
Carl Rittner
Kathryn Givney ...
Amelia Abbott
Tudor Owen ...
Emile Zorfus
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Peter Mannering
George Ramsey ...
Miguel Diniz
Maurice Doner ...
Marquette
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Pompala
Harold Dyrenforth ...
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Congotanga, West Africa, has no extradition laws; the government is controlled by foreign gangsters, headed by Carl Rittner. The latest plane from Europe carries lovely Louise Whitman, fleeing a French murder charge, and Mannering, who pays resident hit man O'Connell to kill her. Through a chain of circumstances Louise, O'Connell, and heroic surveyor David Carr end up alone in the jungle on Carr's mission to determine the true border of Congotanga... in which Rittner is keenly interested. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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In Africa's savage city of outcasts they met in a rendezvous with terror!

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July 1956 (USA)  »

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Blutroter Kongo  »

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In exchange for the services of Virginia Mayo for this picture, Universal agreed to loan Rock Hudson to Warner Bros. for "Giant." See more »

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Not bad noirish adventure
23 July 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

As an antidote to the sweetness of "The African Queen," try this raunchy little rough-and-ready tale in which a passel of sleazy bums from Europe and America sort out their differences in and around the Congo, while decent African citizens just try to get on with things. Peter Lorre is radiant as the chief bum, a combination Capt. Renault/Ugarte character in a natty gold braided uniform who rules by dint of outclassing everybody.


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