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The End of the River (1947)





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East Indian actor Sabu is consistently better than his material in the sociological melodrama End of the River. The story concerns Mancel (Sabu), an Akuna Indian youth living in the forests of Brazil. Betrayed by a treacherous tribal chieftan, Mancel is branded an outlaw and exiled from his village. Forced to scrounge for a living in the white man's world, he runs afoul of corrupt political forces, ending up on trial for his life. The defense counsel (Maurice Denham) tries to convince Mancel that not all white men are demons, and to help the boy come to terms with his own inner turmoil. Despite its powerhouse cast, End of the River suffers from indifferent and sometimes downright lackadaisical performances; still, it deserves praise for trying to tackle a difficult subject with a semblance of intellence. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


as Manoel
Raymond Lovell
as Col. Porpino
Nicolette Bernard
as Dona Serafina
Alan Wheatley
as Irygogen
Minto Cato
as Dona Paula
Eva Hudson
as Maria Gonsalves
Peter Illing
as The Ship's Agent
Nino Rossini
as Feliciano
Basil Appleby
as Ship's Officer
Andreas Malandrinos
as Officer of the India Protection Society
Andrea Malandrinos
as Officer of the India Protection Society
Arthur Goullet
as The Pedlar
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A monotonous series of flashbacks break the even development of the plot and it is difficult at times to keep track of the characters around whom the story is built. The result is that interest is lost and the film becomes boring.

February 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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