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Tampico (1944)

Approved | | Drama, War | 10 April 1944 (USA)
Oil-tanker Captain Manson rescues Kathie Hall after her ship is sunk by a U-boat. He marries her. When his ship is sunk and she is suspected because she has no identification. Manson tries ... See full summary »

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Lothar Mendes

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Ladislas Fodor (adaptation), Ladislas Fodor (story) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Edward G. Robinson ... Captain Bart Manson
Lynn Bari ... Katherine 'Kathy' Hall
Victor McLaglen ... First Mate Fred Adamson
Robert Bailey ... Second Mate Watson
Marc Lawrence ... Valdez
E.J. Ballantine E.J. Ballantine ... Silhouette Man
Mona Maris ... Dolores Garcia
Tonio Selwart Tonio Selwart ... Kruger
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Oil-tanker Captain Manson rescues Kathie Hall after her ship is sunk by a U-boat. He marries her. When his ship is sunk and she is suspected because she has no identification. Manson tries to clear her of the charge and discovers that his first mate, Adamson, is a German agent. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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oil tanker | spy | world war two | See All (3) »

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il traditore dei mari See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A Stretch, but with a Few Surprises
4 June 2014 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Pretty good WWII fare. Naturally, there're Nazi spies and a big dollop of intrigue. Robinson's a tanker captain whose ship is sunk because someone on the inside has betrayed her course. Could it be the delectable Lynn Bari who's attraction to the homely middle-age captain appears suspect. If not her, who then. Unfortunately, Robinson who's cast as a romantic figure appears questionable. However, it was wartime with a shortage of younger leading men. Plus, the role calls for an accomplished actor, which Robinson certainly was. Note how the lighting darkens as the film progresses. In fact, the last 15-minutes or so is almost noir. Anyway, the special effects are outstanding, even if some painted backdrops of Tampico aren't. All in all, it's a decent time-passer if nothing special.

(Catch a perfectly cast middle-age Robinson in two films from the same period—Woman in the Window {1944} and Scarlet Street {1945}.)


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