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Tamango (1958)

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A Dutch slave captain, on a voyage to Cuba, faces a revolt fomented by a newly captured African slave, Tamango. The slaves capture the captain's mistress, forcing a showdown.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Captain John Reinker
Jean Servais ...
Doctor Corot
Alex Cressan ...
Tamango
Roger Hanin ...
1st Mate Bebe
Guy Mairesse ...
Werner
Clément Harari ...
Cook
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doudou Babet ...
Chadi
Habib Benglia ...
Le chef noir
Karamoko Cisse ...
(as Cissé Karamako)
S. Damiz
Eboué
Hassane Fall
René Hell
Samuel M'Bondi
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A Dutch slave captain, on a voyage to Cuba, faces a revolt fomented by a newly captured African slave, Tamango. The slaves capture the captain's mistress, forcing a showdown. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Love and Adventure as Bold and Daring as the Casting! See more »

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Release Date:

24 January 1958 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Den sorte slavinde  »

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(Western Electric)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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At initial release, depiction of interracial romance caused the film to be banned in the United States and in the French colonies. See more »

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Referenced in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) See more »

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Tomanga
9 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For the time period, I did like the photography/cinematography rather. I thought it was very basic and boring. It did remind me of roots but the accents were a bit weak and unbelievable. I needed to see more tension and romance. I thought that Dorothy was a lowsy actress in this film but she looked very cute but I didn't believe one minute she was from Africa or the jungle. Nobody that watches it will believe her for one minute. I think they should have made her look a bit more like a native girl and less Hollywood actress with nice diction. I thought these people were pretending. However, some of those guys looked pretty hot in those big loin cloths but that's not the point. The ACTING was lowsy. I fault the director on that. I bought this film on DVD and was glad because its hard to find. Glad that I got a copy it took me months to find. Finally I got it and I'm like OH this is horrible work.

But for its time it was a risk and I bet there was a lot they had to edit and a lot they couldn't show so based on that. I thought it was good


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