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

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Stephanie Bauer / Karen Fielding
John Bentley ...
Insp. Nural
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Douglas Fielding
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Charlie Boyle
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Marge Boyle
Martin Benson ...
Mr. Darius
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Danny Rice
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Paul Renkov
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Aziz Rakim
Jan Arvan ...
Kazim
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Ali
Ted Hecht ...
Lt. Sarac
David Bond ...
Dr. Sarica
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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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15 January 1957 (Japan)  »

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Errol Flynn was paid $13,500 per week (contractually paid weekly) for his performance. See more »

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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 »

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I WAS A LITTLE TOO LONELY
Music & lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Nat 'King' Cole
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Sub-par late Errol Flynn
20 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

After reading some moderately positive reviews here I approached watching Istanbul with some optimism. I remembered fondly Errol Flynn's late-career turn as "Mike Campbell" in the film version of Hemingway's "the Sun Also Rises". Although too old for the part, he put in a fantastic performance and was the only actor in that film who truly "got" his character from that great novel. Sadly here he is listless throughout whether fighting or romancing or anything. Cornell Borchers plays the love interest done up as Ingrid Bergman but with little of the charisma. As an aside Peggy Knudsen ("Mona Mars" from "The Big Sleep") plays the distaff side of a crass American tourist couple. The roles are played in the manner of Ralph and Alice from "The Honeymooners" and it jars greatly to a modern taste showing yet again that the past is a foreign country. The plot involving lost love and diamond smuggling is ho-hum and the overall entertainment value is passable only.


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