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Tamango (1958)

Not Rated | | Drama, History | 24 January 1958 (France)
A Dutch slave captain, on a voyage to Cuba, faces a revolt fomented by a newly captured African slave, Tamango. The slaves capture the captain's mistress, forcing a showdown.

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John Berry

Writers:

John Berry (screenplay), Lee Gold (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorothy Dandridge ... Aiché, Reiker's Mistress
Curd Jürgens ... Captain John Reinker
Jean Servais ... Doctor Corot
Alex Cressan Alex Cressan ... Tamango
Roger Hanin ... 1st Mate Bebe
Guy Mairesse Guy Mairesse ... Werner
Julien Verdier Julien Verdier ... Fernando
René Hell René Hell
Hassane Fall
Abesakar Samba Abesakar Samba
Karamoko Cisse Karamoko Cisse ... (as Cissé Karamako)
Samuel M'Bondi Samuel M'Bondi
Douta Seck Douta Seck ... Slave Warrior
S. Damiz S. Damiz ... Slave Bride (as Bouraima Damiz)
Gil Lator Gil Lator
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A Dutch slave captain, on a voyage to Cuba, faces a revolt fomented by a newly captured African slave, Tamango. The slaves capture the captain's mistress, forcing a showdown. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Drama | History

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 January 1958 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Den sorte slavinde See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At initial release, depiction of interracial romance caused the film to be banned in the United States and in the French colonies. See more »

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Referenced in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) See more »

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Very trivial detail: accidental fleeting nudity ?
21 January 2008 | by legentillucideSee all my reviews

Prosper Mérimée is considered a classic French writer and this adaptation of his short story «Le Vit envié de l'esclave» (also known as «Colomba») is rightly described as a forerunner of «Roots». Alex Cressan, in the title role, is a famous French athlete and wrestler who never appeared in another film. According to critic Franço Moriac, Mr Cressan wanted his part to be so «true to life» that he insisted upon not wearing any undergarments and be just clad in a minute and very loose loincloth. This detail is apparent in his dance (voodoo?) sequence when he ends up by falling on the deck of the ship. I was too busy admiring the beauty of the late Miss Dandridge when this happened. But my wife was not...


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