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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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12 July 1956 (USA)  »

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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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Under-rated Classic Noir!
8 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The late legendary actor Robert Mitchum stars in this film where his employer dies under mysterious circumstances. Genevieve Page was wonderful as the widow. She played the role perfectly and I'm surprised that I haven't seen much of her work before. She played the widow with a complexity rather than the silliness often accompanied with films of the time period. The other actresses who played Mrs. Lindquist and her daughter also done a brilliant job. The film is set on the French RIviera where they go to Vienna, Austria and later Stockholm, Sweden. Mitchum was the perfect actor to play this role as Bishop. He is leading man material with his appearance. His performance is perfectly under-rated where he tries to solve the mystery of his late employer. The foreign intrigue adds especially only after a decade later than the end of World War II. This film is a gem to watch where movies were just an escape but filled with romance, adventure, and intrigue.


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