CARGO TO CAPETOWN 1950 DVD BRODERICK CRAWFORD ELLEN DREW
Cynical sailor Steve Conway, who has just received his captaincy papers, waits in the Dutch East Indies while looking for a ship to command. Despite misgivings about Steve's lack of command experience, businessman Singh hires him to sail the Mokara , a broken-down oil tanker, to Capetown, after more experienced captains, concerned about an approaching typhoon and the ship's state of disrepair, turn down the job. To obtain a crew, Steve starts a bar brawl and, after the participants are jailed, has them released into his custody on the condition that they sail with him. Steve must also hire a chief engineer, which is a more difficult task. Engineer Johnny Phelan, Steve's best friend, is in town, but has informed Steve of his intention to settle down and marry Kitty Mellar. Unknown to Johnny, Kitty used to be Steve's girl friend, and Steve's low opinion of her, as well as his need for a chief engineer, prompt Steve to get Johnny drunk and shanghai him aboard the Mokara .