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Men of Two Worlds (1946)

An African music student returns home and has to defeat the witch doctor who dominates his tribe and take them to healthier land.


Thorold Dickinson


Joyce Cary (story), Thorold Dickinson | 2 more credits »




Credited cast:
Robert Adams Robert Adams ... Kisenga
Eric Portman ... District Commissioner Randall
Orlando Martins ... Magole
Phyllis Calvert ... Dr. Caroline Munro
Arnold Marlé Arnold Marlé ... Prof. Gollner
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Mrs. Upjohn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mako Balo Mako Balo ... Dancer
Sam Blake Sam Blake ... Chief Raki
Henry Broom Henry Broom ... Dancer
George A. Cooper ... Orchestra Conductor
Cicely Dale Cicely Dale ... Sarah
Brenda Davies Brenda Davies ... Village Woman
Rudolph Evans Rudolph Evans ... Abram
Laurie Ferrell Laurie Ferrell ... Village Woman
Napoleon Florent Napoleon Florent ... Kisenga's Father


An African music student returns home and has to defeat the witch doctor who dominates his tribe and take them to healthier land.

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Release Date:

9 September 1946 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Witch Doctor See more »

Filming Locations:

Moshi Township, Tanzania

Company Credits

Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Interesting tale, but no blockbuster
23 July 2002 | by calvertfanSee all my reviews

The film is centred around a man who, after spending a dozen years performing music in London, returns to his home, a small African village, to teach it. His visit coincides with that of two doctors who are working on eradicating the African Sleeping Sickness. The somewhat evil chief, Magole, does not welcome either, saying Kisenga has been away too long to be one of them anymore, and that the young female doctor is trying to kill them all, because her medicines go against his brand of voodoo witchcraft. It's pretty crazy, but actually an interesting story, though there's not enough of Calvert and Portman, and far too little of their budding romance. But hey, it's nice to see Calvert in technicolour for a change! 8/10

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