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White Cargo (1973)

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Albert is a bumbling civil servant, who dreams that he is a Bond-like secret agent. He gets involved in a plot to smuggle young women out to the Middle East. More by luck than judgment he manages to thwart the baddies and save the day.

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Albert Toddey
Hugh Lloyd ...
Chumley
Imogen Hassall ...
Stella
Tim Barrett ...
Fosdyke
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Harry (as Dave Prowse)
Raymond Cross ...
Dudley Fox
John Barber ...
Special Agent
Sue Bond ...
Desiree
Stanley Stewart ...
Jim
Geraldine Hart ...
Housewife
Roger Adamson ...
Carpet Salesman
Paddy McQueen ...
Old Lady
Nick Zaran ...
Strip Club Manager (as Nik Zaran)
Peter Thompson ...
Paraffin Man
Sonny Caldinez ...
Bodyguard
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David Jason's most famous film appearance of the 1970's was opposite Graham Chapman in 'The Odd Job' but five years earlier he played the lead role in this very low budget comedy. His character is a daydreamer but he manages to get caught up in an adventure involving the hugely underated Imogen Hassall. There is even an appearance from a pre Darth Vader Dave Prowse although his character closer resembles the one he played in 'Callan'. Written by <timbishopgb@excite.com>

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Frighteningly bad British comedy
16 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

Albert Toddey (David Jason) is a homely lonely guy. He goes to a strip club and rescues Stella from a thug. Or did he? She takes him home and tells him that girls have been disappearing. Two men comes and snatches away the girl while Albert is in the other room. He finds a note with Arabic writing. He continues to search for the missing stripper while his daydreams keep getting into the way. There are two bumbling immigration agents investigating Albert and the disappearances. The girls are being sold into white slavery to the middle east.

This is frighteningly bad. It's suppose to be a comedy to somebody but I couldn't tell you who that audience would be. I guess this was the state of British comedy at the time. Imogen Hassall is the only compelling personality in this. David Jason is playing too dumb and too pathetic. None of it struck me as being funny. I was interested in seeing the girls get rescued which kept me watching until the end. But I wasn't happy about it. It's a short movie and I couldn't wait for it to end after an hour. The last section is one bad slapstick after another. I made it to the end and I'm giving that a 2.


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