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Crisis (1950)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  7 July 1950 (USA)
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Dr Ferguson is a brain surgeon, on vacation with his wife in a small Spanish-speaking country. This is actually a dictatorship ruled by tyrant Raoul Farrago. As they leave the country, Dr ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson
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Raoul Farrago (as Jose Ferrer)
Paula Raymond ...
Helen Ferguson
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Senora Isabel Farrago
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Colonel Adragon
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Roland Gonzales
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Sam Proctor
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Storyline

Dr Ferguson is a brain surgeon, on vacation with his wife in a small Spanish-speaking country. This is actually a dictatorship ruled by tyrant Raoul Farrago. As they leave the country, Dr and Madam are arrested and lead to Farrago. He has a tumor that has to be removed quickly. Ferguson's duty is to cure sick people, but letting Farrago die would be a relief for the people... Written by Yepok

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Carefree Cary Grant on a gay holiday with his lovely bride walks right into DANGER! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

7 July 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Basra  »

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$1,616,455 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The original story was about the doctor's daughter getting kidnapped and no wife, but once MGM had Cary Grant cast they insisted on a re-write so that Grant would have a love interest in the film. See more »

Quotes

Raoul Farrago: At least permit me to thank you. You have done a great service not only to me but to the people of my country.
Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson: I only saved your life I didn't vote for you.
Raoul Farrago: Neither did they.
[smiling]
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Commendable debut by a screenplay writer turned director
20 August 2003 | by (Trivandrum, Kerala, India) – See all my reviews

This is Richard Brooks' first directorial effort. Examining the work half a century after it was made, the film presents a director who knows how to get the most from his actors through the written word and the way it is spoken. Three actors sparkle: Cary Grant, Jose Ferrer, and Signe Hasso.

Compare Cary Grant's acting in the Hitchcock vehicles and in this. Grant presents a maturity in his speech patterns that do not show up under Hitchcock's direction. I think much of the quality of the performances is probably due to the director who took his first film seriously--probably a lot more than he did in his later career.

All in all, this is a curious film--quite unusual in several ways compared to the average Hollywood products in the Fifties. Is it only a question of humanism winning over all evils? Or more?


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