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Captain Blackjack (1950)

Black Jack (original title)
Bold and attractive, Mike Alexander is an American who smuggles drugs across the Spanish Mediterranean. Ingrid Dekker is in love with him while the double-crossing Emily Birk tries to ... See full summary »

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Julien Duvivier (screenplay), Julien Duvivier (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Sanders ... Mike Alexander
Herbert Marshall ... Dr. James Curtis
Patricia Roc ... Ingrid Dekker
Agnes Moorehead ... Mrs. Emily Birk
Marcel Dalio ... Captain Nikarescu (as Dalio)
Dennis Wyndham Dennis Wyndham ... Fernando Barrio (as Denis Wyndham)
Howard Vernon ... Schooner Captain
José Nieto ... Inspector Carnero
José Jaspe ... José
José María Lado
Carlos Villarías ... (as Carlos Villaria)
Rafael Bardem ... Diego
Margarita Alexandre ... Flower seller
Fernando Aguirre Fernando Aguirre
Gérard Tichy ... (as Gerardo Tichy)
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Bold and attractive, Mike Alexander is an American who smuggles drugs across the Spanish Mediterranean. Ingrid Dekker is in love with him while the double-crossing Emily Birk tries to exploit him, which is also the case of Nikarescu, a shady trafficker. Meanwhile, lurking behind the scenes, is inspector Carnero, waiting patiently until he gets Mike... Written by Guy Bellinger

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He Hits With The Power Of His Name!

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Spain | USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1950 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Blackjack See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alsa Films, Jungla Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Despite the fact that George Sanders made no attempt whatsoever to moderate his ultra-English accent, the character he plays is referred to several times as an American, although this has no relevance to the plot. See more »

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Brave attempt at a post-war Eurofilm
20 April 2000 | by Gilly-13See all my reviews

A Spanish-French-UK production with a cast about ready to fade into either oblivion or television. Dalio turns in the best performance as the weasel captain of a tramp steamer, but an echo of his earlier work under greats like Jean Renoir. Moorehead is also deliciously double-crossing. Saunders is caught out of his element trying to create a character similar to Harry Lime in The 3rd Man--the shady, disillusioned post-war 'businessman'. Bogart might have made this role succeed; however, none could equal the archtypal performance by Welles as Harry Lime. As it is, Saunders is not credible as a conflicted entrepreneur and completely unbelievable as a wheezing love interest for Patricia Roc, herself well past the ingenue stage. Herbert Marshall turns in the same performance he will soon do weekly in Times Square Playhouse for American television yawn. Great moments of outdoor cinematography in the all-natural sound stage of the Spanish Mediterranean by the director who gave us Pepe LeMoko.


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