Strange Cargo (1-Mar-1940)|
Director: Frank Borzage
Writer: Lawrence Hazard
From novel: Not Too Narrow... Not Too Deep by Richard Sale
Musical Score: Franz Waxman
Producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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Review by anonymous (posted on 11-Nov-2006)
I finally saw this movie from beginning to end. Strange Cargo has a first rate cast with all actors at the height of their careers. I found it to be an amazing character piece of people with their own demons inside them. It shows allegory of men trying to get out of prison, but finding the real prison is within them. They finally find that when they look Christ in the face that it was never about them, but about the Christ within them. Joan wanted to escape her life and keep a hard heart. Clark felt that life was all about himself. Albert felt that the tougher you were the better you would be. Edward felt that people were always out to get him. Eduardo felt that it was all about worshipping the crucifix and did not realize that it was about loving his fellow man. One by one they found the Truth except for Paul who used Christ and eventually turned his back on Him. Interesting that he had a German accent and the movie was made in 1940 - lol. Did you also notice the symbolism when Ian was drowning in the water? Great use of photography. I just saw this movie, but I would like to see it again.
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