Captain Scarface (1953)

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A man desperate to leave South America books passage on a freighter, and learns that the captain has made plans to force a scientist to participate in a mission of destruction.


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2 December 2007 | wes-connors
| A Communist Plot
Russian Barton MacLane (as Captain Scarface) is a Communist spy who plans to destroy the Panama Canal. Mr. MacLane enlists the help of German scientist Rudolph Anders (as Yeager) by threatening the life of his daughter, Virginia Grey (as Ilse Yeager). Meanwhile, American Leif Erickson (as Sam Wilton) has switched identities with a sailing associate of MacLane, after his Comrade (John Mylong) finds himself on the receiving end of a lead shower. Mr. Erickson is looking for quick passage to America, for reasons of his own. They are all aboard "Captain Scarface" MacLane's ship, the "Banos", according the dastardly captain, "…to be blown to eternity together!"

Not a bad story; but, it takes far too long to make sense. Howard Wendell and Isabel Randolph are most enjoyable, as passengers Fred and Kate Dilts; among other things, they help explain the opening explosion. "Captain Scarface" was, later, "General Peterson" on "I Dream of Jeannie".

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