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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
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
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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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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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Around 53 minutes into the film on the veranda in an romantic scene with a beautiful Swedish woman a rather large bee flies into the scene and flies right between them. They don't break and the bee flies away. See more »

Quotes

Dave Bishop: Did you ever ask him who he really was?
Dominique: No.
Dave Bishop: Women are supposed to be curious... especially wives.
Dominique: Press agents are supposed to be curious.
Dave Bishop: I wasn't married to him.
Dominique: Except for the ceremony, neither was I.
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Follows Foreign Intrigue (1951) See more »

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FOREIGN INTRIGUE CONCERTO
Music by Charlie Norman
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Not bad for its time...worth watching!
20 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In order to review this movie, you need to put yourself back into the 50s when it was made. WW2 was just a decade before (closer than Desert Storm is to us), and the cold war was raging. Tales of spies, traitors, and exotic locations were just the ticket for mid-50s audiences. FOREIGN INTRIGUE has plenty of interesting turns and surprises, but it seems to be trying too hard to mix THIRD MAN with MR ARKADIN and perhaps a bit of WW2 Hitchcock (Sabotage, Foreign Correspondent?). I'm not a big Mitchum fan, but he gives his usual looming, low-key performance, and the supporting players do well. My real reason for watching this film (and I've been waiting over 30 years to catch it) is to see Frederick O'Brady, who plays the heavy (he was reviewed at the time as "out-Lorrying Peter Lorre."). He was my French teacher in 1973-74 at the Eastman School of Music and a great raconteur. He had enormous talent in music, languages, writing, and of course acting (having worked with Orson Welles in ARKADIN, plus Jean Renoir, Roger Vadim, and others). If you can find his autobiography ALL TOLD, you'll be fascinated. He told us that Mitchum tried to teach him to drive during the making of this movie, resulting in a wrecked car. Some thought this would be O'Brady's ticket to Hollywood, but instead French directors dropped him, assuming he would be asking too much money for "lowly" French pictures. He spent many years on stage and never had another juicy film part like "Spring" in this picture. If you enjoy the spy genre and aren't in a big hurry for lots of blazing action, find this movie!


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