Passager Clandestin (1958)

Genres - Adventure  |   Run Time - 145 min.  |   Countries - Australia, France  |  
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Based on a novel by George Simenon, Le Passager Clandestin was one of the few French-Australian co-productions of the 1950s -- or of any decade, for that matter. Shot on location in Tahiti, the film stars Martine Carol as a stowaway on a naval vessel. She hopes to eventually be reunited with her former lover, but instead falls for a handsome ship's officer. The two men detest one another on sight, culminating in a deadly confrontation. With no one else left standing, Carol switches her allegiance to a feckless young sailor. One of Carol's amours is played by Karlheinz Boehm, who later gained international stardom as Karl Boehm.