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Nagana (1955)

A group of crooks takes advantage of a rich old lady's naivete : they pretend they are to sail to Africa to fight ...the sleeping sickness.They are only interested in gold.

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Hervé Bromberger
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Laage ... Geneviève Larguillière
Renato Baldini ... Maurice Leblond
Gabrielle Dorziat ... Mme Larguillière
Gil Delamare ... Paulo Mangani
Pierre Sergeol Pierre Sergeol
Enrico Luzi Enrico Luzi
Raymond Souplex ... Charlier

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A group of crooks takes advantage of a rich old lady's naivete : they pretend they are to sail to Africa to fight ...the sleeping sickness.But in fact,they're only in it for the gold they would get by trading the precious metal for trinkets:the natives are so naive .The honorable lady puts up the money for the trek.The raiders ,Charlier,his secretary Genevieve ,and Leblond,just released from jail,set off on an expedition through the bush. Written by dbdumonteil

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Adventure

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Sleeping sickness
8 September 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

That's what the African title means.And the viewer might also develop that tropical disease cause the story is anything but absorbing.A group of crooks takes advantage of a rich old lady's naiveté : they pretend they are to sail to Africa to fight ...(well check the title).But in fact,they're only in it for the gold they would get by trading the precious metal for trinkets:the natives are so naive ;besides they speak "pidgin' French" ,which is always unintentionally funny.

With the exception of Gabrielle Dorziat (the wealthy dowager) ,the cast is uniformly bad ,particularly the female star Barbara Laage and her squeeze whose name I've forgotten.

The film was shot in color,which was rare for a French movie of the mid-fifties ;at least ,as it was filmed on location ,the African landscapes are beautiful.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 June 1955 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Nagana, noiduttu viidakko See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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