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The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 July 1944 (USA)
Mystery writer Cornelius Leyden becomes intrigued when the murdered body of a vicious career criminal washes up in the Bosphorus.

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Dimitrios Makropoulos
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Irana Preveza
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Cornelius Leyden
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Wladislaw Grudek
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Karel Bulic
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Madame Elise Chavez
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Marukakis (as Edward Ciannelli)
Kurt Katch ...
Marjorie Hoshelle ...
Anna Bulic
Georges Metaxa ...
Hans Werner
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Mr. Pappas
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Abdul Dhris
David Hoffman ...
Konrad
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Storyline

A mystery writer named Leyden is intrigued by the tale of notorious criminal Dimitrios Makropolous, whose body was found washed up on the shore in Istanbul. He decides to follow the career of Dimitrios around Europe, to learn more about the man. Along the way, he is joined by mysterious Mr. Peters, who has his own motivation. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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The Fabulous Tale OF A MAN OF MYSTERY!


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A Máscara de Dimitrios  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

Cameo: Photo of Warner Bros. studio Jack Warner is used as a prop in the room of a character Irana Preveza. See more »

Quotes

Karel Bulic: [realizing he's being duped and blackmailed] You dirty spy!
[Dimitrios slaps him]
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Connections

Referenced in The Man with Bogart's Face (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz
(uncredited)
from "Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48"
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played by the chamber orchestra during the party
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holds up well after 58 years: suspense and intrigue
17 August 2002 | by (baton rouge, la) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie 3 times in blackout conditions in 1944 on the German front just before the Battle of the Bulge. That was 3 separate times and apparently it was the only movie on the whole front. I just viewed it again today, 2002, and showed not a bit of age. It is exciting though it is 75% talk and 25% action. But what talk: Greenstreet and Lorre!! All the parts are finely chosen and hand polished until they fit the space perfectly. They don't make them like this anymore. Put it with Casablanca, Maltese Falcon (Bogart one), Key Largo, etc. If you like these, you'll love the Mask. And Col. Haki is great and in a previous movie was played by Orson Wells, i.e., another Eric Ambler movie. It is the Balkans in 1938 and background shots are exciting. If you don't know Faye Emerson, you will wish you did. Rush out and rent it.


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