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Flight to Tangier (1953)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 21 November 1953 (USA)
At the Tangier airport, a group of people await the arrival of a mysterious plane from behind the Iron Curtain. The reception committee includes Susan, an American; Gil Walker, a ... See full summary »
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Cast

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Susan Lane
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Gil Walker
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Nicki
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Danzer
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Goro
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Col C.M. Wier
Richard Shannon ...
Lt. Bill Luzon
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Franz Kovac
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Tirera
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Hank Brady
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Dullah
Bob Templeton ...
Policeman
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Hanrah
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Rosario (as Madeleine Holmes)
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Kalferez
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At the Tangier airport, a group of people await the arrival of a mysterious plane from behind the Iron Curtain. The reception committee includes Susan, an American; Gil Walker, a free-booting pilot; Danzer, a black market operator; and Danzer's girlfriend, Nicki. The plane crashes and burns. No survivors are found, nor are any corpses. Soon the search begins for a missing courier worth $3 million. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

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21 November 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flug nach Tanger  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

By report, the second of only two 3-D films shot in 3-strip Technicolor (and thus requiring six strips of film); the first was Money From Home (1953). See more »

Goofs

When Gil, Susan, and Nikki are asleep in the grove, a small plane searching for them wakens them. The branches Gil had previously placed on the car to camouflage it disappear then reappear when the camera changes from the plane to the car. See more »

Quotes

Hank: I hate to ask favors of anyone I like, but now I've got to.
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Referenced in No Country for Old Men (2007) See more »

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Flight To Tangier appears in No Country For Old Men.
18 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the movie Carla Jean was watching in " No Country For Old Men" when Lewellyn returned with the drug money.

Why did the Coen Brothers select this film? They certainly had seen this film and selected it for some oblique artistic reason or simply because they liked the movie. I've never seen this film. Is there some aspect of Flight To Tangier" that links it to "No Country For Old Men?"

Would anyone disagree that the Coen Brothers are way too sophisticated and detailed oriented to simply throw any movie on a television one of their characters was viewing?

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