White Cargo (1937 film)

Cargaison blanche or Le Chemin de Rio (English literal translation: White Cargo or The Road To Rio) is a 1937 French crime film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Käthe von Nagy, Jules Berry and Suzy Prim.[1] in which two journalists go on the trail of gangsters who are kidnapping women to sell in South America. The film was made by Nero Film, with sets designed by the art director Lucien Aguettand.

Cargaison blanche, or Le Chemin de Rio
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Directed byRobert Siodmak
Produced bySeymour Nebenzal
Written byHenri Jeanson
Herbert Juttke
Jean Masson
StarringKäthe von Nagy
Jean-Pierre Aumont
Jules Berry
Suzy Prim
Music byPaul Dessau
CinematographyRené Gaveau
Edited byMarguerite Beaugé
Marguerite Renoir
Distributed bySfera Film
Release date
4 February 1937
Running time
100 minutes

It was released in the United States in 1950 by Distinguished Films Inc. as French White Cargo, and reissued there in 1952 by Joseph Brenner as Woman Racket. Some sources claim it may also have been known in the USA as Traffic in Souls.

Main castEdit


  1. ^ Greco p.190


  • Greco, Joseph. The File on Robert Siodmak in Hollywood, 1941-1951. Universal-Publishers, 1999.

External linksEdit

White Cargo at IMDb