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Captain Black Jack - Poster Allemagne

Captain Black Jack

A Feature film by Julien Duvivier, José Antonio Nieves Conde

Release in France : 19/01/1951

    Synopsis

    Bold and attractive, Mike Alexander is an American who smuggles drugs across the Spanish Mediterranean. Ingrid Dekker is in love with him while the double-crossing Emily Birk tries to exploit him, which is also the case of Nikarescu, a shady trafficker. Meanwhile, lurking behind the scenes, is inspector Carnero, waiting patiently until he gets Mike...

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

    French distribution :

    Cocinor

    Subject

    A Spanish-French-UK production with a cast about ready to fade into either oblivion or television. Dalio turns in the best performance as the weasel captain of a tramp steamer, but an echo of his earlier work under greats like Jean Renoir. Moorehead is also deliciously double-crossing. Saunders is caught out of his element trying to create a character similar to Harry Lime in The Third Man--the shady, disillusioned post-war 'businessman'. Bogart might have made this role succeed; however, none could equal the archtypal performance by Welles as Harry Lime. As it is, Saunders is not credible as a conflicted entrepreneur and completely unbelievable as a wheezing love interest for Patricia Roc, herself well past the ingenue stage. Herbert Marshall turns in the same performance he will soon do weekly in Times Square Playhouse for American television yawn. Great moments of outdoor cinematography in the all-natural sound stage of the Spanish Mediterranean by the director who gave us Pepe Le Moko.

    Source : IMDb

    Full credits (7)

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Julien Duvivier, Charles Spaak

    Screenwriters :

    Julien Duvivier, Charles Spaak

    Sound Recordist :

    Louis Giaume

    Music Composer :

    Joseph Kosma

    Producer :

    Julien Duvivier

    Director of Photography :

    André Thomas

    Editor :

    Margarita Ochoa

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Adventure

    Themes :

    Ocean

    Production language :

    English

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Spain, United States

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (France, Spain, United States)

    Production year :

    1950

    French release :

    19/01/1951

    Runtime :

    1 h 52 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    9236

    Visa issue date :

    22/12/1950

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (5)

    Directors (2)