In Africa early in World War II, a British rubber plantation executive reminisces about his arrival in the Congo in 1910. He tells the story of a love-hate triangle involving Harry Witzel, an in-country station superintendent who'd seen it all, Langford, a new manager sent from England for a four-year stint, and Tondelayo, a siren of great beauty who desires silk and baubles. Witzel is gruff and seasoned, certain that Langford won't be able to cut it. Langford responds with determination and anger, attracted to Tondelayo because of her beauty, her wiles, and to get at Witzel. Manipulation, jealousy, revenge, and responsibility play out as alliances within the triangle shift.

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  1. Richard Thorpe


  2. Ida Vera Simonton


  3. Leon Gordon


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  1. Hedy Lamarr

    Hedy Lamarr


  2. Walter Pidgeon

    Walter Pidgeon

    Mr. Harry Witzel

  3. Frank Morgan

    Frank Morgan

    The Doctor

  4. Richard Carlson

    Richard Carlson

    Mr. Langford

  5. Reginald Owen

    Reginald Owen

    Skipper of the Congo Queen

  6. Henry O'Neill

    Henry O'Neill

    The Reverend Dr. Roberts

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

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Release Information

  • December 12, 1942



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