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Writers:
Michael Wilson (screenplay)
L.C. Moyzisch (book)
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Release Date:
22 February 1952 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
5 FINGERS...BEHIND THEM THE FABULOUS TRUE EXPLOITS OF THE HIGHEST PAID SPY IN HISTORY! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
James Mason as valet turned espionage agent See more (32 total) »

Cast

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James Mason ... Ulysses Diello

Danielle Darrieux ... Countess Anna Staviska

Michael Rennie ... Colin Travers
Walter Hampden ... Sir Frederic Taylor
Oskar Karlweis ... L. C. Moyzisch
Herbert Berghof ... Col. von Richter

John Wengraf ... Count Franz Von Papen
Ben Astar ... Siebert (as A. Ben Astar)
Roger Plowden ... Keith Macfadden
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diane Adrian ... Singer on French Record (voice) (uncredited)
Hannelore Axman ... Von Papen's Secretary (uncredited)
Salvador Baguez ... Ship's Captain (uncredited)
Maurice Brierre ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Alexis Davidoff ... Turk Guard (uncredited)
Lawrence Dobkin ... Santos (uncredited)
Antonio Filauri ... Italian Ambassador (uncredited)
Martin Garralaga ... Diello's Butler (uncredited)
Stuart Hall ... British Military Attaché (uncredited)
Lumsden Hare ... Member of Parliament (uncredited)
Yeghishe Harout ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Frank Hemingway ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Paul H. Jackson ... Turk (uncredited)
Aram Katcher ... Turk (uncredited)
Faith Kruger ... German Singer (uncredited)
Stanley Logan ... Member of Parliament (uncredited)
Richard Loo ... Japanese Ambassador (uncredited)
Lester Matthews ... Undersecretary (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... Member of Parliament (uncredited)
Keith McConnell ... Johnson (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Anna Staviska's Butler (uncredited)
Neyle Morrow ... Moslem Priest (uncredited)
Jeroma Moshan ... Charwoman (uncredited)
Leo Mostovoy ... Spectator (uncredited)
Nestor Paiva ... Turkish Ambassador (uncredited)

Michael Pate ... Morrison (uncredited)
John Candan Rahmi ... Turk (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway ... Reception Guest (uncredited)
Gene Roth ... Turkish Policeman (uncredited)
Konstantin Shayne ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Marc Snow ... Banker (uncredited)
John Sutton ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Sadik Tarlan ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Walter Theil ... German Secretary (uncredited)
Ivan Triesault ... Steuben (uncredited)
Joan Van Dyke ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Otto Waldis ... Pullman Porter (uncredited)
Patrick White ... Code Clerk (uncredited)
David Wolfe ... Da Costa (uncredited)
Alfred Zeisler ... General Joseph Kaltenbrunner (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph L. Mankiewicz 
 
Writing credits
Michael Wilson (screenplay)

L.C. Moyzisch (book "Operation Cicero")

Joseph L. Mankiewicz  uncredited

Produced by
Otto Lang .... producer
Gerd Oswald .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann 
 
Cinematography by
Norbert Brodine (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James B. Clark 
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gaston Glass .... unit manager (uncredited)
Max Golden .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Fowler Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
Otto Lang .... director of additional sequences (uncredited)
Gerd Oswald .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
 
Editorial Department
Lyman Hallowell .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bernard Herrmann .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Florence O'Neill .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Mehmet Adil Ozkaptan .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Otto von Strahl .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-11 (new rating: 2001) | Finland:K-12 (new visa: 1966) | France:U | Spain:18 | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 13, 1952 with James Mason reprising his film role.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Foam in the Countess' beer while she talks with Count von Papen.See more »
Quotes:
Japanese Ambassador:Baron von Papen, I hope your country appreciates you. You're the only unpredictable German I have ever met.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Separate Lies (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Flight of the ValkyriesSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
James Mason as valet turned espionage agent, 5 September 2005
Author: blanche-2 from United States

James Mason does an excellent job as a suave valet to the British Ambassador in "Five Fingers." Desiring the life of a Rio de Janeiro gentleman, he starts selling secrets out of the Ambassador's safe to the Nazis, with the help of the wife of his former employer, Danielle Darrieux. Michael Rennie is brought in to see if he can discover the source of the leak.

Joseph Mankiewicz directed the film, and it's done in partial documentary style with narration. It's based on a true story, though the Darrieux character was invented for the film.

This is a highly entertaining film with some wonderful, suspenseful moments, a neat twist at the end, and the highly atmospheric Turkish scenery. Highly recommended.

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