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Traffic in Souls (1937)

Cargaison blanche (original title)
Two journalists from different papers are looking for the same story. They want to know, who a group of gangsters getting young women from Europe to South America, where they are forced to ... See full summary »


Robert Siodmak


Henri Jeanson (dialogue), Herbert Juttke (as H. Juttke) | 2 more credits »


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Käthe von Nagy ... Marion Baker (as Kate de Nagy)
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Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Henri Voisin
Charles Granval ... Blanco
Mady Berry Mady Berry ... Madame Blanco
Marcel Dalio ... Pérez
Gaston Modot ... Álvarez
Max Maxudian ... Le commandant (as Maxudian)
Georges Jamin ... Manuel
Abel Jacquin Abel Jacquin ... Constantin
Gisèle Préville Gisèle Préville ... Béatrice Blanco
Sylvia Bataille ... Yvette Martin
Marcelle Praince ... Juana


Two journalists from different papers are looking for the same story. They want to know, who a group of gangsters getting young women from Europe to South America, where they are forced to work in brothels. But the gangsters have their own battels against each over, so the journalists can escape the danger, in which they've brought themselves. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Release Date:

5 February 1937 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Woman Racket See more »

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Production Co:

Nero Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remade as Endstation Rote Laterne (1960) See more »

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Riot in Rio
17 April 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Le Chemin de Rio" aka "Cargaison Blanche " is one of the last French movies of Robert Siodmak.With hindsight,this is just a rough draft of what will be fully realized in "Pièges" ,Siodmak final and best film in France (along with "Mollenard").

Siodmak began his career as a film noir auteur (Stürme der Leidenschaft" aka "Tumultes" starring Charles Boyer),but when he was driven away from his homeland by Goebbels he had no choice:thus his first French movies were impersonal:"Le Sexe Faible" and "La Crise Est Finie" ..

By 1937,he broached white slave trade.The first scene promised great things: a distraught girl in a bedroom with bricked up windows tries to escape from a luxury brothel.Surrounded on all sides ,she throws herself from the second floor.Another strong scene shows a good father having dinner with his wife.This man is part of the ring which....He takes good care of his seventeen -year- old daughter who is not allowed to leave the house after dark,who studies in a convent...A striking contrast.

Sadly ,the film is not really satisfying.There are elements of comedy and film noir and the mixture is not always palatable.A pair of journalists (in the grand tradition of American comedies) gets in the way.Besides ,Henri Jeanson's lines -which are often as witty as ever- do not fit well in that context.Best examples: two members of the ring are arrested as the ship sails near Rio: "It must be anarchists! " the witnesses say"No they are political prisoners!" "They are terrorists !look at the woman's face!"Or these lines the procurers exchange :"Why do you always wake me when I'm sleeping?-If you were not sleeping,I couldn't wake you!" This is a French film but the action takes place in Barcelona ,Spain.. Everybody knew that such nasty things could not happen in Marseille,France.It had to be another country.

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