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

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Capt. Robert John Evans
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Sylvia Merrill
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Aristides Mavros
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Maria Maddalena Masanet
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Lloyd Merrill
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Edgar Selwyn
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Philip Norworth
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High stakes battle of wits and morals between gentlemen crooks, set in beautiful Portugal.

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17 August 1956 (USA)  »

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Lisboa  »

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When Captain Evans translates the Fado's title, Lisboa Antiga, to his American companion, he says Old Lisbon. This is not the best English rendition of the meaning, but in it's favor, it is the literal translation of a line of the poem itself. See more »

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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 »

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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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Lisboa Antiga
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Music by Augusto Santos and José Galhardo (uncredited)
Lyrics by 'Raul Portela' (uncredited)
Sung by Anita Guerreiro (uncredited)
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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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