Review: ‘Human Cargo’

Racket exposed and smashed in this instance is that concerned with smuggling aliens into the United States, and then blackmailing them for the rest of their lives under threat of exposure [from the novel I Will Be Faithful by Kathleen Shepard]. Smugglers bring 'em in by boat, and if the cops come too close they dump the suckers overboard and thus dispose of the evidence.

Racket exposed and smashed in this instance is that concerned with smuggling aliens into the United States, and then blackmailing them for the rest of their lives under threat of exposure [from the novel I Will Be Faithful by Kathleen Shepard]. Smugglers bring ’em in by boat, and if the cops come too close they dump the suckers overboard and thus dispose of the evidence.

Brian Donlevy is the ace reporter and Claire Trevor the society girl who wants to make her own living as a journalist. They work on rival sheets and they do plenty of scrapping, but all the while the audience knows that they’re really in love with each other. It’s a case of who scoops who up to the finish.

Donlevy is a competent workman and can play a reporter as well as most any other role, but he looks out of place. Trevor makes a nifty society girl-reporter, and too bad they don’t come that nifty in reallife.

Rita Hayworth as a dancer who’s mixed up with the gangsters is a good looking brunet and not bad on performance.

Human Cargo

Production

20th Century-Fox. Dir Allan Dwan; Producer Sol M. Wurtzel; Screenplay Jefferson Parker, Doris Malloy; Camera Daniel B. Clark; Editor Louis Loeffler Art Dir Duncan Cramer

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1936. Running time: 65 MIN.

With

Claire Trevor Brian Donlevy Alan Dinehart Ralph Morgan Helen Troy Rita Hayworth

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