Hell's Cargo

Hell's Cargo is a 1939 British adventure film directed by Harold Huth and starring Walter Rilla, Kim Peacock and Robert Newton.[1]

Hell's Cargo
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American release poster
Directed byHarold Huth
Produced byWalter C. Mycroft
Written byLéo Joannon (story)
Dudley Leslie
StarringWalter Rilla
Kim Peacock
Robert Newton
CinematographyPhilip Tannura
Edited byLionel Tomlinson
Distributed byAssociated British Film Distributors
Release date
16 November 1939
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was made at Elstree Studios.[2] The film is a remake of the 1938 French hit Alert in the Mediterranean. Kim Peacock reprised his role as a Royal Navy Commodore from the earlier film. On its release in the United States it was retitled as Dangerous Cargo at the request of the Hays Office.



  1. ^ BFI.org
  2. ^ Wood p.100


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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