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Foreign Intrigue (1956)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Romance  -  12 July 1956 (USA)
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When a reclusive, enigmatic millionaire dies suddenly on the Riviera, his press agent begins to investigate his employer's shady past.

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Dave Bishop
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Dominique
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Brita (as Ingrid Tulean)
Frédéric O'Brady ...
Spring
Eugene Deckers ...
Sandoz
Inga Tidblad ...
Mrs. Lindquist
Lauritz Falk ...
Jones
Frederick Schreicker ...
Mannheim
Georges Hubert ...
Dr. Thibault
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Brown
Lily Kann ...
Blind Housekeeper
Ralph Brown ...
Smith
Milo Sperber ...
Baum
Jim Gérald ...
Bistro Owner
Jean Galland ...
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Millionaire Victor Danemore, living on the French Riviera, dies suddenly of a heart attack. His secretary, Dave Bishop, wants to know more about his employer's life. Surprisingly, not even his young wife knows anything about her husband's background or how he earned his fortune. Clues lead Bishop to Vienna and Stockholm, where he learns that Danemore was black-mailing people who cooperated with the Nazis during WW2. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Die fünfte Kolonne  »

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Dominique: I'm sorry, Dave, but it hasn't been easy. I didn't mind being a hypocrite. I didn't mind presenting emotion for a man I despised. You hate me for what I said?
Dave Bishop: No.
Dominique: He loved me once a long time ago.
Dave Bishop: How did you know?
Dominique: Women know these things.
Dave Bishop: Do they?
Dominique: Did you?
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FOREIGN INTRIGUE CONCERTO
Music by Charlie Norman
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Mediocre suspense yarn
10 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Well written, too earnest suspense story that tries to create the atmosphere of a Hitchcock movie, but has no surprises. It's a very straightforward story of blackmail, in which Mitchum plays a press agent who tries to ferret out the source of his employer's wealth. This leads him to a wealthy Swede, who has passed on, but who, he learns, was involved in a conspiracy with the nazis which was the subject of the blackmail. A superficial love story and a femme fatale don't raise this above the norm, but some juicy dialogue and decent music do add nice touches. Remarkably poor direction. Hideous Eastmancolor photography.


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