Tampico (film)

Tampico was a 1944 drama/war film directed by Lothar Mendes and starring Edward G. Robinson, Lynn Bari, Victor McLaglen, Marc Lawrence, and Mona Maris. It was released by 20th Century Fox.[1][2]

1944 theatrical poster
Directed byLothar Mendes
Produced byRobert Bassler
Written byLadislas Fodor
Screenplay byKenneth Gamet
Richard Macaulay
Fred Niblo Jr.
StarringEdward G. Robinson
Lynn Bari
Victor McLaglen
Music byDavid Raksin
CinematographyCharles G. Clarke
Edited byRobert Fritch
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • April 10, 1944 (1944-04-10) (U.S.)
Running time
75 min
CountryUnited States


Capt. Bart Manson (Edward G. Robinson) is the captain of an oil tanker during World War II, who rescues Katherine Hall (Lynn Bari) when her ship is sunk by a German U-boat. The couple marry, but Manson's ship is subsequently sunk as well. Hall becomes a prime suspect for involvement as she was carrying no identification when rescued. However Manson later discovers that his First Mate Fred Adamson (Victor McLaglen) is in fact a German agent responsible for the sinking, and Hall is cleared of any culpability.[3]



  1. Maltin, Leonard (2003). 2004 Movie and Video Guide (24 ed.). USA: Signet (a division of Penguin Books Ltd).
  2. "Tampico (1944)". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  3. "Plot summary for Tampico (1944)". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-05-06.

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