Albert Prejean plays Dupuy, the first mate of the French freighter Cristobal when he's suspected of carrying on with Lisbeth (Dita Parlo), the wife of the ship's captain. Once on dry land, Dupuy is informed by cabaret dancer La Rubia (Conchita Montenegro) that the Cristobal carries a priceless secret cargo of gold. In concert with corrupt police official (Charles Vanel), Dupuy plots to divest the freighter of its wealth, but the two conspirators eventually fall out thanks to the treacherous Montenegro.
Production and distribution
Cristobal's Gold (French:L'or du Cristobal) is a 1940 French drama film directed by Jean Stelli and Jacques Becker and starring Charles Vanel, Conchita Montenegro and Albert Préjean. Jean Renoir helped the original director, Jacques Becker, prepare the film and worked on the script, before Becker quit after three weeks and was replaced by Jean Stelli. The film is based on a novel by Albert t'Serstevens.