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Forbidden Cargo (1954)

Kenyon is a narcotics agent who, with the aid of a titled bird-watcher attempts to trap a brother and sister drug smuggling team.

Director:

Harold French

Writer:

Sydney Box
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Warner ... Maj. Alec White
Nigel Patrick ... Insp. Michael Kenyon
Elizabeth Sellars ... Rita Compton
Terence Morgan ... Roger Compton
Greta Gynt ... Mme. Simonetta
Theodore Bikel ... Max
Joyce Grenfell ... Lady Flavia Queensway
James Gilbert James Gilbert ... Agent Larkins
Eric Pohlmann ... Steven Lasovic
Martin Boddey ... Sub-Director Holt
Michael Hordern ... Director of Customs
Hal Osmond Hal Osmond ... Baggage Room Clerk
Jacques B. Brunius Jacques B. Brunius ... Det. Pierre Valance
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Storyline

After a successful operation against drink smugglers, Customs and Excise get wind of a planned large illegal drug shipment. An agent is sent to Cannes to follow the brother and sister apparently involved, though he starts to get rather closer to the attractive young lady than planned. The trail leads via a fashion house to a freighter bound for the Pool of London, and the net starts to close in. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A tense story of International drug smuggling....

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1954 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Carga Proibida See more »

Filming Locations:

Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Stephen Vercoe was booked to appear as an A.P.O. Customs Launch officer but was replaced. See more »

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Entertaining smuggling yarn
8 February 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This is an entertaining smuggling yarn with an excellent cast.Nigel Patrick is good in the lead role ably supported by Jack Warner,then at the height of his Dixon of Dock Green fame.The chief villain is Terence Morgan assisted by American,Theodore Bikel.Even smaller roles are well cast.The inimitable plays the aristocratic birdwatching,and is hilarious as usual.Eric Pohlman is a gang member who wants to spill the beans to get a shorter sentence.There is a lot of cars dashing around dark London streets.Strangely the package of drugs is supposed to be at Victoria Station but it is clearly Waterloo.Shame that this film now seems to be virtually forgotten.


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