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Foreign Intrigue (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 12 July 1956 (USA)
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
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Sandoz
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Mrs. Lindquist
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Jones
Frederick Schrecker ...
Mannheim (as Frederick Schreicker)
Georges Hubert ...
Dr. Thibault
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Brown
Lily Kann ...
Blind Housekeeper
Ralph Brown ...
Smith
Milo Sperber ...
Baum
Jim Gérald ...
Bistro Owner
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Danemore
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Storyline

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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Robert Mitchum is the hunted . . . Europe is the hunting ground ! See more »


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12 July 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die fünfte Kolonne  »

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$625,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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According to the Internet Movie Car Database the car Mitchum drives off in at the beginning of the film is a 1949 Delahaye 135 Cabriolet Chapron. See more »

Quotes

Spring: Just a word of caution: the order I received and ignored can be given to others. First you and now we are gambling for very high stakes, and we must be extremely cautious. We must meet cautiously, and we must travel cautiously.
Dave Bishop: I'm inclined to rely on your judgment in such cases.
Spring: The first mark of a talented amateur is that he respects the professional. Au revoir.
Dave Bishop: Au revoir.
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Connections

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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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