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Istanbul (1957)

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A suspected diamond smuggler returns to Istanbul and finds the lady love he thought was dead...or does he?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cornell Borchers ...
Stephanie Bauer / Karen Fielding
John Bentley ...
Insp. Nural
Torin Thatcher ...
Douglas Fielding
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Charlie Boyle
Peggy Knudsen ...
Marge Boyle
Martin Benson ...
Mr. Darius
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Danny Rice
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Paul Renkov
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Aziz Rakim
Jan Arvan ...
Kazim
Nico Minardos ...
Ali
Ted Hecht ...
Lt. Sarac
David Bond ...
Dr. Sarica
Roland Varno ...
Mr. Florian
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Adventurer James Brennan returns to Istanbul five years after being ejected under suspicion of diamond smuggling. In flashback, he recalls his last days there, his torrid love affair with Stephanie Bauer, the efforts of shady characters to obtain a strange ornament he received from a friend, and Stephanie's disappearance during a fire. Now that Brennan is back, Stephanie (or her double) reappears, and there's still the question of where the supposedly smuggled diamonds are... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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He must find his true love...all over again. See more »


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15 January 1957 (Japan)  »

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Estambul  »

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Peggy Knudsen's last movie. See more »

Quotes

Marge Boyle: Look Charlie. Look! Istanbul.
Charlie Boyle: What'd you expect in Turkey? Pittsburgh?
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Remake of Singapore (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

I WAS A LITTLE TOO LONELY
Music & lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
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Hear Nat King Cole Sing
21 January 2005 | by (Watertown, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Fairly good movie with some similarities to Casablanca including a song comparable to 'As Time Goes By' sung by the leading man's black sidekick.

Nat Cole was one of the greatest song stylists ever, and the way he caresses 'When I Fall In Love' is something to behold. As an actor he was just fair, but when he sings at the piano even Errol Flynn pays him an envious compliment.

Cornell Borchers is pretty but doesn't jump off the screen like Ingrid Bergman. Flynn is good but shows the beginnings of his alcohol induced physical slide that led to his premature death in 1959.


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