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Lisbon (1956)

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High stakes battle of wits and morals between gentlemen crooks, set in beautiful Portugal.

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Cast

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Capt. Robert John Evans
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Sylvia Merrill
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Aristides Mavros
Yvonne Furneaux ...
Maria Maddalena Masanet
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Seraphim
Percy Marmont ...
Lloyd Merrill
Jay Novello ...
Insp. Joao Casimiro Fonseca
Edward Chapman ...
Edgar Selwyn
Harold Jamieson ...
Philip Norworth
Humberto Madeira ...
Tio Rabio
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High stakes battle of wits and morals between gentlemen crooks, set in beautiful Portugal.

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Release Date:

17 August 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lisboa  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Trucolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Probably to get some extra funding for the film, Milland squeezed in "Lisbon" some publicity. A very conspicuous Lockheed Constellation airliner of the old TAP'(Transportes Aéreos Portugueses, nowadays Air Portugal) as well as the usual Mateus wine bottle, which does not look quite rosé in this movie. If you go to a fancy restaurant you order more sophisticated Portuguese Wines. The views of Lisbon's probably adjusted to the modern image that dictator Oliveira's wanted to show the world. The splendors of the capital city of Portugal is probably better shown in other films. See more »

Goofs

When dining with "Sylvia Merrill" in Alfama, she inquires about the song "Old Lisbon" (yes, "Ancient Lisbon") being played in the restaurant. "Captain Robert John Evans " tells her "It's sort of a Home, Sweet Home, for Brazilians". Only a fiendish evil crook could display such ignorance about the beautiful music composed in 1937 by Raúl Portela with lyrics by José Galhardo and Amadeu do Vale. A Portuguese classic that Amália dos Santos made famous. Nelson Riddle took it to America and made it the soundtrack for "Lisbon". See more »

Quotes

Maria Maddalena Masanet: [reading aloud an excerpt from Lord Byron's "Don Juan", Canto I, Stanza 83, to Aristides Mavros] But who, alas! can love, and then be wise? / Not that remorse did not oppose temptation; / A little still she strove, and much repented / And whispering 'I will ne'er consent' - consented.
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Soundtracks

Lisboa Antigua
Music by Raúl Portela
English Lyrics by Harry Dupree
Sung by Robie Lester (as Roby Charmandy)
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A Good potboiler of the time
21 January 2007 | by (swansea Wales) – See all my reviews

I consider Ray Milland was a much more influential director and actor than the afficiandos estimate. A good sound actor who could carry the lead particularly well and as this film and "A Man Alone" indicate he had the ability to create watchable,logical movies that had good camera work and never over egged the pudding.The Camera work in Lisbon is particularly good as are the sets which convey the aura of the time. The story line is clever without being to complex and an air of authenticity pervades the production which was done in an age where the backlot was normally everything.Splendid acting from Claude Rains as usual with Milland and the rest matching it perfectly. A good rainy day movie even now and worth my score of 8.


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