Strange Cargo 1929

Spooks have come to the talkies. "Strange Cargo" devotes an hour and a quarter to discovering who killed Mr. Barclay. The picture is a good, stirring mystery play laid on board a yacht a thousand miles from anywhere but Davy Jones' Locker. The cast is all speaking-stage, wdth excellent performances by Frank Reicher, Lee Patrick, George Barraud, Claude King, Ned Sparks and Andre Beranger. Dialogue is good, and recording excellent. Unfortunately, it is hard to put a play in movie form, as the talkie makers are finding out.

Photoplay April 1929

Books with an entry on Strange Cargo
Larry Langman and Daniel Finn
A Guide to American Crime Films of the Thirties
Westport, Connecticut - London, 1995

Strange Cargo
United States 1929

Directed by
Benjamin Glazer

George Barraud
Claude King
George Beranger
Otto Matieson
Warner Richmond


Running time:75 minutes
Country:United States

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