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Contraband (1940) was a Adventure - Romance Film directed by Michael Powell and produced by John Corfield.

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Contraband (2012)

By Kristen on Feb 6, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

Here is another review of mine courtesy of Enewsi.com The ?one last crime? genre is about as prevalent in films as teen movies or musicals. They?re all about the same, utterly forgettable, and enjoyable in the moment. That?s the best way to describe director Baltasar Kormakur and Mark Wahlberg?s mov... Read full article


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Lt. Cmdr. Ashton, RNR: We've seized your cargo. It's contraband.


Mrs.Sorensen: Did you ever try being married? That can be quite a big adventure.
Captain Anderson: [sighs] Why do women always say that? Marriage ends adventure.
Mrs.Sorensen: [copies sigh] Why do men always say that?


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When Michael Powell and the crew went on location to Ramsgate (Eastgate in the film), they sent all their luggage and equipment in cases boldly marked "Contraband". Luckily the local wartime Contraband Controllers saw the funny side and when they arrived at the hotel they found their cases had stamps and stencils all over them saying things like "Explosives", "Examined", "Condemned".
The first film that Deborah Kerr worked on. She played a cigarette girl in one of the nightclubs visited. But although she impressed everyone, her scene ended up on the cutting room floor.
Michael Powell's golden cocker spaniels Erik and Spangle make their first appearance on film at the house of the aunt of Mrs. Sorensen.
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