Cargo to Capetown

Cargo to Capetown is a 1950 American crime film noir directed by Earl McEvoy and starring Broderick Crawford, Ellen Drew and John Ireland.[1] The film reunited the stars of All the King's Men which had been a major commercial and critical hit the previous year.

Cargo to Capetown
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Directed byEarl McEvoy
Produced byLionel Houser
Written byLionel Houser
StarringBroderick Crawford
Ellen Drew
John Ireland
Music byGeorge Duning
(as George Dunning)
CinematographyCharles Lawton
Edited byWilliam A. Lyon
(as William Lyon)
Columbia Pictures
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • April 1, 1950 (1950-04-01)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film's sets were designed by the art director Cary Odell.


The captain (John Ireland of a rusty tanker fights his chief engineer (Broderick Crawford) for a woman (Ellen Drew) on board.



  1. ^ Blottner p.30


  • Blottner, Gene. Columbia Noir: A Complete Filmography, 1940-1962. McFarland, 2015.

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