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Director:
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:
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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Cary Grant stretching dramatic acting muscles...results interesting without being very exciting 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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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:
Director Richard Brooks was as the Santa Anita race track where he met Cary Grant and struck up a conversation about this film; Brooks wrote the story but also wanted to direct but none of the studios would let him, but Grant asked for a copy of the script and loved it - so much so that Grant himself went to MGM and said he would love to do the movie but only if Brooks was the director.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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Cary Grant stretching dramatic acting muscles...results interesting without being very exciting, 9 August 2009
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Renown brain surgeon, vacationing in a Latin American country with his wife, is stopped from leaving by the President's wife and minions after the savage dictator falls ill. The doctor reluctantly agrees to operate, not knowing that his spouse has been kidnapped by the Revolution, who want the leader's head on a plate. Although he stays in a somber low-key throughout (with the exception of a comic teeth-brushing bit), Cary Grant is just as interesting acting in a dramatic film as he is in more lighthearted fare--though the lack of offhand humor here does make itself felt. Debuting director Richard Brooks, who also adapted the script from George Tabori's story, provides a steady pace which is neither gripping nor dawdling, and he handles his actors efficiently enough. A curious vehicle for its star and studio (M-G-M), the picture fails to unnerve us with its staged violence (which seems derivative of Fritz Lang) and angry, shouting mobs. What it does do well is present two important men on opposing sides reaching a temporary truce through medicine and illness. In this regard, "Crisis" is unusual and occasionally effective. ** from ****

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