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Strange Cargo (1940) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Frank Borzage and produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Frank Borzage.

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Almas Rebeldes / Strange Cargo (1940)

By L? on Feb 3, 2018 From Critica Retro

Almas Rebeldes / Strange Cargo (1940) Clark Gable e Joan Crawford fizeram oito filmes juntos. O primeiro deles foi em 1931, e o ?ltimo em 1940. “Almas Rebeldes” ? este ?ltimo filme da parceria, um filme que veio logo depois de muito sucesso para ambos: em 1939 Gable fez um pequen... Read full article


Strange Cargo (1940)

By Beatrice on May 6, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Strange Cargo Directed by Frank Borzage Written by Lawrence Hazard based on the book “Not Too Narrow … Not Too Deep” by Richard Sale 1940/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental This one sounded like it might be just terrible but I ended up loving it. Verne (Clark Cabl... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: STRANGE CARGO (1940)

By Jennifer Garlen on Sep 6, 2013 From Virtual Virago

It might not be the most enlightening title, but Strange Cargo is certainly an apt way to describe the content of this 1940 drama from director Frank Borzage. Joan Crawford and Clark Gable lead an ensemble cast in a very strange story, indeed, which mixes a prison escape plot with a theme of spiritu... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: STRANGE CARGO (1940)

By Jennifer Garlen on Sep 6, 2013 From Virtual Virago

It might not be the most enlightening title, but Strange Cargo is certainly an apt way to describe the content of this 1940 drama from director Frank Borzage. Joan Crawford and Clark Gable lead an ensemble cast in a very strange story, indeed, which mixes a prison escape plot with a theme of spiritu... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: STRANGE CARGO (1940)

By Jennifer Garlen on Sep 6, 2013 From Virtual Virago

It might not be the most enlightening title, but Strange Cargo is certainly an apt way to describe the content of this 1940 drama from director Frank Borzage. Joan Crawford and Clark Gable lead an ensemble cast in a very strange story, indeed, which mixes a prison escape plot with a theme of spiritu... Read full article


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André Verne: Whenever you want sanctuary, babe, here's where you'll find it.
[tapping thumb to chest]
André Verne: Right here, in the ol' temple.
Julie: Don't tap your heart, you'll break your finger. And if you're sanctuary, I'll take whatever else is lying around.


Julie: When you've drifted as much as I have then you're glad to drop anchor - even if it is in the mud.


André Verne: I don't know what you'll look like tomorrow, but right now, baby, you're the most beautiful dame in the world.


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Joan Crawford intended to portray her character without any make-up but Crawford later told 'Silver Screen' magazine that she cheated and used Vaseline on her eyelids, eyebrows, and lips to retain moisture. In one scene while using the top of an old tomato can as a mirror Crawford applied brilliantine to her hair.
The eighth and final on screen pairing of Joan Crawford and Clark Gable.
Received a condemned rating from the Legion of Decency for "irreverent use of Scripture" and "lustful complications." Even after the studio made the changes demanded, distribution was sharply cut by cities refusing to book it.
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