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Kongo-Express (1939)

Renate Brinkmann is a German lady on a railway journey in Africa. She is wooed by two very different men. One is a hard drinking, cocky French aviator, the other a sensitive German gentleman.

Director:

Eduard von Borsody

Writers:

Johanna Sibelius (idea), Eduard von Borsody (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marianne Hoppe ... Renate Brinkmann
Willy Birgel ... Viktor Hartmann
René Deltgen ... Gaston Thibault
Hermann Speelmans Hermann Speelmans ... Chagrin (as Hermann Speelmanns)
Max Gülstorff Max Gülstorff ... Dr. MacPhearson
Lotte Spira Lotte Spira ... Sister Mary
Malte Jaeger Malte Jaeger ... Pierre Dufour (as Malte Jäger)
Heinz Engelmann ... Raoul Burell
Toni von Bukovics Toni von Bukovics ... Raoul's Mother
Hans Adalbert Schlettow ... André
Hans Hermann Schaufuß ... Mollison
Leonie Duval Leonie Duval ... Mrs. Mollison
Willi Schur Willi Schur ... Matthieu
Ernst Rotmund Ernst Rotmund ... Tsessebe station master
Edwin Jürgensen Edwin Jürgensen ... Prefect
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Storyline

Renate Brinkmann is a German lady on a railway journey in Africa. She is wooed by two very different men. One is a hard drinking, cocky French aviator, the other a sensitive German gentleman.

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train | aviation | africa | See All (3) »

Genres:

Romance | Adventure

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Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

10 May 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Congo Express See more »

Filming Locations:

Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Though the film is set in Africa, all filming took place in Germany, where a short stretch of a railway line was planted with exotic vegetation to resemble the African locale. See more »

Soundtracks

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Lyrics by Eduard von Borsody
Music by Werner Bochmann
Published by UFA Musikverlage (UFA 13309)
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