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Director:
Writers:
Richard Brooks (screenplay)
George Tabori (story)
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Release Date:
7 July 1950 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Carefree Cary Grant on a gay holiday with his lovely bride walks right into DANGER! See more »
Plot:
Dr Ferguson is a brain surgeon, on vacation with his wife in a small Spanish-speaking country. This... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(2 articles)
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Commendable debut by a screenplay writer turned director See more (21 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)
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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
 
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
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)
Miklós Rózsa .... musical director (uncredited)
Eugene Zador .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Don McDougall .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

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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)

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Trivia:
Although great pains were used to disguise the name of the country in the film, Dr. Ferguson mentions that Pres. Farrago should go to a neurological hospital (which he mentions is just across the border) in Chile - which narrows the country down to either Argentina, Bolivia, or Peru. Other hints include: Peso/Dollar law, the blankets worn on the train, license plates on vehicles.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson:Same old cry through the ages - save me, doctor. Save me, anybody.See more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Commendable debut by a screenplay writer turned director, 20 August 2003
Author: Jugu Abraham (jugu_abraham@yahoo.co.uk) from Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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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