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Writers:
Richard Brooks (screenplay)
George Tabori (story)
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Release Date:
7 July 1950 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Carefree Cary Grant on a gay holiday with his lovely bride walks right into DANGER! See more »
Plot:
Husband and wife Americans Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Helen Ferguson - he a renowned neurosurgeon - are traveling through Latin America for a vacation... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(2 articles)
User Reviews:
Another attempt by Cary Grant to break away See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cary Grant ... Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson

José Ferrer ... Raoul Farrago (as Jose Ferrer)
Paula Raymond ... Helen Ferguson

Signe Hasso ... Senora Isabel Farrago

Ramon Novarro ... Colonel Adragon

Gilbert Roland ... Roland Gonzales

Leon Ames ... Sam Proctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlos Barbe ... Friend of Farrago (uncredited)
Orlando Beltran ... Doctor's Assistant (uncredited)
Audrey Betz ... Servant (uncredited)
George Brady ... Student (uncredited)
Robert Cabal ... Very Young Man (uncredited)
Andy Carillo ... Man at Table (uncredited)
Bridget Carr ... Guest (uncredited)
Teresa Celli ... Rosa Aldana (uncredited)
Carlos Conde ... Man (uncredited)
Rita Conde ... Pretty Woman (uncredited)
Mickey Contreras ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Pedro de Cordoba ... Father Del Puento (uncredited)
David Cota ... Student (uncredited)
Larry Crane ... Student (uncredited)
Fernando Del Valle ... Bull Routine Man (uncredited)
Amapola Del Vando ... Friend of Farrago (uncredited)
Joe Dominguez ... Rubio (uncredited)
Juan Duval ... Proud Little Man (uncredited)
Carlos Figueroa ... Old Man (uncredited)
Joaquin Garay ... Student (uncredited)
Captain Garcia ... Miguel Farrago (uncredited)
Kenneth Garcia ... Guest (uncredited)
Martin Garralaga ... Señor Magano (uncredited)
John George ... Man in Crowd on Street (uncredited)
Eddie Gomez ... Doctor's Assistant (uncredited)
Rafael Gomez ... Soldier (uncredited)
Vicente Gómez ... Cariago (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Soldier (uncredited)
Pepe Hern ... Student (uncredited)
Samuel Herrera ... Man at Door (uncredited)
Phyllis Hill ... Barmaid (uncredited)
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Lillian Israel ... Nurse (uncredited)
Maurice Jara ... Luis (uncredited)
Soledad Jiménez ... Raoul's Mother, Señora Farrago (uncredited)
George J. Lewis ... Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Bob Lugo ... Soldier (uncredited)
Myron Marks ... Soldier (uncredited)
Margaret Martin ... Indian Woman (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Man with Scar (uncredited)
Melba Meredith ... Woman in Café (uncredited)
Carlotta Monti ... Nurse (uncredited)
Alex Montoya ... Robust Indian (uncredited)
Connie Montoya ... Nurse (uncredited)

Antonio Moreno ... Dr. Emilio Nierra (uncredited)
Neyle Morrow ... Student (uncredited)
George Navarro ... Dr. Gracian (uncredited)
Robert Polo ... Man at Table (uncredited)
Jerry Riggio ... Man at Table (uncredited)
Carlos Rivero ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Mario Siletti ... General Valdini (uncredited)
Robert Tafur ... Marco Aldana (uncredited)
Carlo Tricoli ... Nervous Man in Lobby (uncredited)
Felipe Turich ... Man with Valise / Voice on Loudspeaker (uncredited)
Danilo Valente ... Eduardo (uncredited)
Trina Varella ... Guest (uncredited)
Harry J. Vejar ... Guest (uncredited)
Zacharias Yaconelli ... Soldier (uncredited)
Roque Ybarra ... Man in Car (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Brooks 
 
Writing credits
Richard Brooks (screenplay)

George Tabori (story)

Produced by
Arthur Freed .... producer
 
Original Music by
Miklós Rózsa  (as Miklos Rozsa)
 
Cinematography by
Ray June (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Kern  (as Robert J. Kern)
 
Art Direction by
E. Preston Ames  (as Preston Ames)
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup designer
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair designer
Lou LaCava .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Lillian Rader .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ruby Rosenberg .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Howard W. Koch .... assistant director (uncredited)
Frank E. Myers .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Hugh Hunt .... associate set decorator
George Elder .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording supervisor
Norwood A. Fenton .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
W.P. Allen .... gaffer (uncredited)
John M. Nickolaus Jr. .... camera operator (uncredited)
Harry Parkins .... camera operator (uncredited)
Mervin Price .... grip (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Vicente Gómez .... musician: guitar solo (as Vicente Gomez)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
Miklós Rózsa .... musical director (uncredited)
Eugene Zador .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Don McDougall .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Tracy Putnam .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Finland:K-16 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #14464)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The South American dictator, Farrago, and his beautiful wife seem clearly modeled on Juan and Eva Peron of Argentina - something writer-director Richard Brooks conceded in a 1965 interview.See more »
Quotes:
[Farago is about to be operated by Eugene]
Raoul Farrago:Doctor, do many people die in an operation like this?
Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson:Under the best conditions, about 12 percent. These are not the best conditions.
Raoul Farrago:You don't like me, do you?
Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson:I try to regard my patients impersonally.
Raoul Farrago:Can you?
Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson:No.
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Another attempt by Cary Grant to break away, 27 July 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Crisis represents yet another attempt by Cary Grant to break away from his light leading man image and do something with more drama. His last attempt was None But the Lonely Heart which got great critical notices, an Oscar nomination for him and died at the box office. The public just didn't want to see him in stuff like Crisis.

The film is one of a very few non-musical productions by Arthur Freed at MGM. And the original story was intended for Spencer Tracy who was to be a neurosurgeon traveling in Latin America with a 10 year old daughter. The powers that be decided a little romance was needed so Tracy was substituted by Grant and he was given a wife played by Paula Raymond instead of a daughter.

He's a neurosurgeon and when the powers that be discover him in their country he's brought to the presidential palace to operate on Peron like dictator Jose Ferrer. Then the rebels capture Paula Raymond and Grant's got a dilemma.

Signe Hasso who was cast in the role of the first lady bears more than a passing resemblance to Eva Peron does the best job in the film. Cast in Latino parts are such Hollywood Latinos as Raymond Novarro, Gilbert Roland, Antonio Moreno, and Pedro deCordoba. All perform well.

Crisis marked Richard Brooks's directorial debut and he wrote the script as well. Unfortunately the same thing happened here as did to None But the Lonely Heart. Great reviews and it lost money. Brooks was established as a director though.

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