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Human Cargo (1954)

Les impures (original title)
| Drama | 1960 (USA)
When Mario, a bad boy, is released from prison, he plans to live honestly with his wife Geneviève. But the latter has not waited for him and Mario, out of spite, accepts to work as a tout ... See full summary »

Director:

Pierre Chevalier

Writers:

Pierre Chevalier (adaptation), Juliette Saint-Giniez (original screenplay and adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Micheline Presle ... Michèle
Raymond Pellegrin ... Mario
Dora Doll ... Lili
René Sarvil René Sarvil ... Monsieur Dominique
Jacques Duby Jacques Duby ... Fernand le pianiste
Daniel Cauchy ... Dédé
Guy Mairesse Guy Mairesse ... Bob
Colette Castel ... Danièle
Lila Kedrova ... Mme Denis, la concierge
Laurence Badie Laurence Badie ... La femme de ménage
Teddy Bilis Teddy Bilis ... Un spectateur
Paul Demange ... Le contrôleur
Jo Dest Jo Dest ... Le blédard
Charles Dechamps ... (as Charles Deschamps)
Pierre Leproux Pierre Leproux
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When Mario, a bad boy, is released from prison, he plans to live honestly with his wife Geneviève. But the latter has not waited for him and Mario, out of spite, accepts to work as a tout for Mr. Charlie, the boss of a white slave trade gang. His first assignment consists in seducing Michèle, a Montmartre nightclub singer and hostess, into signing a contract for Tangier. The young woman, however, who does this job only to support her young sister Danièle, falls for him and he for her. From then on Mario, without betraying himself, does his utmost to save Michèle -and Danièle for that matter - from the clutches of the gang... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Human Cargo See more »

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S.B. Films See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A brothel? Really?
23 December 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Another movie about the white slave trade ,a subject the French cinema was fond of :in the thirties Robert Siodmak made "Le Chemin De Rio" aka "Cargaison Blanche" .The working title of "Les Impures" was "Des Femmes Disparaissent" (Women vanish)and this title would be used for another movie about the same subject by Edouard Molinaro starring Robert Hossein in 1959.

That said,it's not good news:two excellent leads ,Raymond Pellegrin and Micheline Presles are lost in a story unworthy of their talent.There are enormous gaffes:how can Michèle,who works in a nightclub as a chanteuse/Cancan dancer, be so naive?How can she believe that her love "undergoes a period of training"?.It depends on what kind of training it is, mind you.Many of the scenes are good for a laugh.Barely.


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