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Stamboul Quest (1934)

Approved | | Romance, Thriller, Drama | 13 July 1934 (USA)
In 1915, German Counter-Intelligence Chief Von Sturm learns that someone is providing the British with critical strategic planning for the Turkish theater. He suspects Ali Bey, Turkish ... See full summary »

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(story) (as Leo Birinski), (screenplay)
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Annemarie aka Fräulein Doktor and Helena Bohlen
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Herr Von Sturm
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Ali Bey
Rudolph Anders ...
Karl (as Rudolph Amendt)
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Ameel Roberts
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In 1915, German Counter-Intelligence Chief Von Sturm learns that someone is providing the British with critical strategic planning for the Turkish theater. He suspects Ali Bey, Turkish commander for the Dardanelles, and dispatches Annemarie to Constantinople to secure the proof. En route she becomes involved with Douglas Beall, a footloose American. Complications ensue, requiring Annemarie to engage in some dangerous improvisations. Written by Stephen Bayer <sbayer@zycor.lgc.com>

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13 July 1934 (USA)  »

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Estratégia de Mulher  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Conway shot retakes and pick-up shots when Sam Wood wasn't available. See more »

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The film takes place in 1915, yet refers to Mata Hari being caught and executed. Mata Hari was not arrested until 13 February 1917, and executed on 15 October 1917. See more »

Quotes

Douglas Beall: Oh, ah, whom shall I say is calling?
Ali Bey: I am Ali Bey
Douglas Beall: Ali Bey? Pig Latin?
Ali Bey: What?
Douglas Beall: Oh, nothing sir.
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Soundtracks

Gschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), Op. 325
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
(Played when Annemarie is lying on the sofa in Beall's room)
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Myrna Loy is dazzling
17 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Before her sophisticated flair for comedy was discovered, Myrna Loy played many roles that relied on her exotic beauty.

One is Stamboul Quest from 1934, also starring George Brent. Loy plays a German spy, Annemarie, a sort of Mati Hari, a love 'em and leave 'em type adept at gathering information.

In 1915, her boss, German Counter-Intelligence Chief Von Sturm (Lionel Atwill) asks her to go to Turkey, as he believes Ali Bey, a Turkish Comannder for the Dardenelles, is selling secrets to the British.

While she is attempting to carry out this mission, she meets Douglas Beall (Brent) and although she fights it, she falls in love with him, helping him to get into Turkey as her servant under her passport. This makes for many complications.

Melodramatic, with Loy luminescent as well as resplendent in her various outfits. Brent is mustacheless and lively, though in later years we would see a mustached and more somber version.

The plot is a little complicated, but the two stars are worth seeing.


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