|The Devil's Cargo|
|Directed by||Victor Fleming|
|Produced by|| Adolph Zukor |
|Written by||Charles E. Whittaker|
|Starring|| Wallace Beery |
|Cinematography||Charles Schoenbaum (as C. Edgar Schoenbaum)|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|80 min.; 8 reels (7,890 feet)|
|Language||Silent.. (English intertitles)|
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The Library of Congress catalog or online database shows no listings for the film in any holdings.But the silentera.com site and an online dvd retailer has the film available for sale.
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