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


André Verne: You hate hard, baby, so you love hard.


Julie: Don't give me any of that Sister-come-to-Salvation. Look, I'm not buying any. I know the routine. It starts out with a prayer, and ends up with a Bible in one hand and me in the other!


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Joan Crawford's wardrobe consisted of three ready-to-wear dresses which cost under $40 and she wore one of them throughout the twenty-seven days of filming.
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.
Director Frank Borzage said Joan Crawford was a trouper but did not mention a particular day in the jungle when Crawford, preceded by Clark Gable passed under a tree with an eight-foot python coiled on a branch overhead. "That son-of-a-b-h is alive!" screamed Crawford, looking upward. "Yes, but its jaws are shut tight with a rubber band," Borzage explained. "What happens if the f-king rubber band snaps?" Crawford asked, and refused to repeat the scene.
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