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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Bauer / Karen Fielding
John Bentley ...
Insp. Nural
Douglas Fielding
Charlie Boyle
Marge Boyle
Martin Benson ...
Mr. Darius
Danny Rice
Paul Renkov
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Aziz Rakim
Jan Arvan ...
Ted Hecht ...
Lt. Sarac
David Bond ...
Dr. Sarica
Mr. Florian


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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WHERE A WOMAN'S KISS WAS AS DEADLY AS AN ASSASSIN'S KNIFE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

15 January 1957 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Estambul  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Errol Flynn was paid $13,500 per week (contractually paid weekly) for his performance. See more »


Charlie Boyle: We're not going to see no Hamlet... especially in Turkish.
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Music by Victor Young
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Sung 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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