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Bernard Nedell in Strange Cargo

Strange Cargo

1940 NR

Fugitive pilot Verne (Clark Gable) and his girlfriend, Julie (Joan Crawford), join up with another band of convicts as they escape from a penal colony, but the hardened criminals find themselves affected by a soft-spoken Christ-like fugitive named Cambreau (Ian Hunter). Buoyed by a sweeping Franz Waxman score, director Frank Borzage's strange and atmospheric melodrama was condemned by the Catholic League of Decency when it was released.