The New Pictures, Dec. 14, 1942

White Cargo (M.G.M.) is the second screen version of one of the worst and most successful plays of the '205. Starchy, ambitious young Langford (Richard Carlson) goes out to the Congo, around 1910, to help run a rubber plantation. As he disembarks from the Congo Queen his unstarched predecessor is carried aboard, toes turned up, Britain-bound. Says young Langford: "Blahsted hot today." His new boss Witzel (Walter Pidgeon) moves off, moaning "I was waiting for that phrase." Witzel gives Langford the advice needed to keep Empire whole and hale: "Never let the [native]...

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