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Tampico (1944)

Approved | | Drama, War | 10 April 1944 (USA)
Oil-tanker Captain Manson rescues Kathie Hall after her ship is sunk by a U-boat. He marries her. When his ship is sunk and she is suspected because she has no identification. Manson tries ... See full summary »

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Lothar Mendes

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Ladislas Fodor (adaptation), Ladislas Fodor (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward G. Robinson ... Captain Bart Manson
Lynn Bari ... Katherine 'Kathy' Hall
Victor McLaglen ... First Mate Fred Adamson
Robert Bailey ... Second Mate Watson
Marc Lawrence ... Valdez
E.J. Ballantine E.J. Ballantine ... Silhouette Man
Mona Maris ... Dolores Garcia
Tonio Selwart Tonio Selwart ... Kruger
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Oil-tanker Captain Manson rescues Kathie Hall after her ship is sunk by a U-boat. He marries her. When his ship is sunk and she is suspected because she has no identification. Manson tries to clear her of the charge and discovers that his first mate, Adamson, is a German agent. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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oil tanker | spy | world war two | See All (3) »

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il traditore dei mari See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Tampico (1944)

** (out of 4)

Standard spy yarn has Edward G. Robinson playing a skipper of an oil rig during WW2 when the German's are trying to sink all the rigs. He saves a beautiful woman (Lynn Bari) from the sea and marries her but when his ship gets hit by a torpedo his men think the new wife was a spy. This film only runs 75-minutes but there's not really enough story for a twenty-minute movie. Robinson is pretty good in his role as is Bari but the supporting cast, including Victor McLaglen, doesn't add much spice to the story. The direction is pretty uninspired throughout and some of the dialogue is quite laughable.


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