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Yellow Cargo (1936)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 8 November 1936 (USA)
An investigator looks into the activities of a movie producer he believes is involved in smuggling Asians into the U.S.

Director:

Crane Wilbur

Writers:

Crane Wilbur (original story), Crane Wilbur (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Conrad Nagel ... Alan O'Connor
Eleanor Hunt ... Bobbie Reynolds
Vince Barnett ... Speedy 'Bulbs' Callahan
Jack La Rue ... Al Perrelli
Claudia Dell ... Fay Temple
Harry Strang ... Joe Breeze - Bus Driver (as Henry Strange)
John Ivans John Ivans ... District Commissioner Dietrich
Vance Carroll Vance Carroll ... Burke Darrell
Lillian Wessner Lillian Wessner ... Nurse
Crane Wilbur ... Montie Brace
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The first of a series of four "G-Man" films produced by George A. Hirliman's Condor Productions (with all four starring Conrad Nagel and Hirliman's wife, actress Eleanor Hunt, in continuing roles), "Yellow Cargo" has G-Man (nee FBI) Alan O'Connor (Conrad Nagel) being "borrowed" by the United States Immigration Service to track down a smuggling ring on the West Coast, which is engaged in bringing in Orientals to the U.S. in violation of the Chinese Exclusion Act. O'Connor is met at the airport by reporter Bobbie Reynolds (Eleanor Hunt), who mistakes him for a New York actor in search of a movie job in Hollywood. O'Connor falls in with her plan to introduce him to some producers, so he can get a line on the leaders of the smuggling ring, who are operating under the guise of an independent motion picture company. Vince Barnett is on hand for comedy relief as "Bulbs" Callahan ('Vince Barnett'), a bone-head news photographer, while Crane Wilbur, who directed and wrote the original ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

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This film's earliest documented telecasts occurred in New York City Saturday 9 August 1947 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Washington DC Thursday 22 January 1948 on WMAL (Channel 7), in Cleveland Wednesday 9 June 1948 on WEWS (Channel 5), in Cincinnati Saturday 31 July 1948 on WLW-T (Channel 4) and in Syracuse Monday 7 March 1949 on WHEN (Channel 8); on the West Coast, television viewers got their first look at it in Los Angeles Sunday 12 June 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2). See more »

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OK Cargo
6 December 2013 | by artpfSee all my reviews

The first of a series of four "G-Man" films produced by George A. Hirliman's Condor Productions (with all four starring Conrad Nagel and Hirliman's wife, actress Eleanor Hunt, in continuing roles), "Yellow Cargo" has G-Man (nee FBI) Alan O'Connor (Conrad Nagel) being "borrowed" by the United States Immigration Service to track down a smuggling ring on the West Coast, which is engaged in bringing in Orientals to the U.S. in violation of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

O'Connor is met at the airport by reporter Bobbie Reynolds (Eleanor Hunt), who mistakes him for a New York actor in search of a movie job in Hollywood. O'Connor falls in with her plan to introduce him to some producers, so he can get a line on the leaders of the smuggling ring, who are operating under the guise of an independent motion picture company. Vince Barnett is on hand for comedy relief as "Bulbs" Callahan ('Vince Barnett' ), a bone-head news photographer.

Be prepared for a low budget film, but it moves fast and is watchable if you like movies from the 30's.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sinful Cargo See more »

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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