She was too dangerous to love!

Drama War
90 min     5.4     1941     USA


Englishmen fighting Nazis in Africa discover an exotic mystery woman living among the natives and enlist her aid in overcoming the Germans.


CinemaSerf wrote:
This is quite a decent little jungle-warfare caper set in British East Africa. George Sanders "(Maj. Coombes") arrives at a remote outpost that is more guided that run by Bruce Cabot ("Capt. Crawford") and Reginald Gardiner ("Lt. Turner"). He appears to be a bit of a stickler for the rules, especially when he discovers that their lone POW (an Italian from nearby Abyssinia) spends most of time making them decent food. Enter the gorgeous Gene Tierney, an enigmatic lady who controls a vast trading caravan network and things soon start to hot up. Someone is arming the locals - and with WWII looming, they must find out whom and put a stop to it before this vital link in colonial communication and transportation is lost to the Nazis. The pace is good, a wee bit "tally-ho" at times, but Cabot and Sanders work well together, and though hardly challenged, Tierney positively shines. New Mexico had to stand in for Kenya, but Henry Hathaway and Charles Lang manage to present us with a good looking series of scenarios and set-piece action adventures that keep the whole thing rollicking along well for 90 minutes.