Sealed Cargo (1951)

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In 1943, an American fishing boat has a fateful encounter with a seriously damaged Danish schooner off of Canada's Atlantic coast.


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  • Carla Balenda in Sealed Cargo (1951)
  • Dana Andrews and Carla Balenda in Sealed Cargo (1951)
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  • Claude Rains in Sealed Cargo (1951)
  • Dana Andrews, Claude Rains, and Carla Balenda in Sealed Cargo (1951)

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4 April 2021 | blanche-2
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| very good wartime drama
Dana Andrews, Claude Rains, Philip Dorn, and Carla Balenda star in "Sealed Cargo" from 1951.

Andrews plays a fishing boat captain, Pat Banyon. A woman (Balenda) begs for passage to her hometown - even though there really isn't room for her, Banyon agrees to take her.

After fighting an awful storm, Banyon and his team spot a ship that looks abandoned. They are cautious, since it's wartime, and it could be an enemy ship.

They do find one man on board, Captain Skalder (Rains) and learn that it is a Dutch ship. Skalder says that a German u-boat attacked the vessel. The crew abandoned ship or were killed.

Banyon says he will tow the ship back to port. However, the saga is far from over.

Like other reviewers, I'm surprised this RKO film didn't get more attention. It's atmospheric, suspenseful, and the end is extremely exciting. I would say the one drawback is throwing in a romance angle. Unnecessary.

If you get a chance, catch this one.

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