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Pickup Alley (1957)

Interpol (original title)
International narcotics smuggler Frank McNally is trailed through various European countries by U.S. drug enforcement agent Charles Sturgis.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Charles Sturgis
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Gina Broger
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Frank McNally
Bonar Colleano ...
Amalio
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Helen
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Commissioner Breckner
Martin Benson ...
Captain Varolli
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Etienne Fayala
Peter Illing ...
Capt. Baris
Sydney Tafler ...
Curtis
Lionel Murton ...
Murphy
Danny Green ...
Second Bartender
Alec Mango ...
Salko
Sidney James ...
Joe - First Bartender
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Guido Martinelli
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Storyline

U.S. narcotics agent Charles Sturgis trails international dope smuggler Frank McNally by following his reluctant accomplice, Gina Broger, through the "pickup alleys" of New York, London, Lisbon, Rome, Naples and Athens. When Gina is finally arrested by Interpol, she helps Sturgis trace McNally and his $3,000,000 consignment back to New York. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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EXPOSED! The international narcotics kings ... and their women! See more »


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13 August 1957 (USA)  »

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Half Past Hell  »

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The story was based on the files of the International Criminal Police Commission. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Baris: What did you say - is it this time, our little cargo item?
Frank McNally: I didn't say.
Capt. Baris: Heroin or morphine?
Frank McNally: Any difference to you?
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Connections

References The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956) See more »

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Anyone For Love
Written by Lester Lee and Ned Washington
Sung by Yana
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Another European-American hybrid 50s film with middling results.
24 May 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In the 1950s, American actors were in demand in European films. It seems that it was far cheaper to make movies there and by bringing in one or two big-name or semi-big name American actors the movie would have greater international appeal. So the likes of Richard Basehart, Anthony Quinn and many other mostly B-list actors made there way to Europe, though a few, such as Alan Ladd, were big name stars. Almost as big as Ladd at that time was Victor Mature and here he stars as, what else, an American in Europe!

The film finds American Cop, Charles Sturgis (Mature) in Europe to try to break up an international drug smuggling outfit. His part in the film was at best mildly interesting...as mostly he played the stereotypical angry, blustering American. What WAS interesting was the leader of the baddies. While you don't think of Trevor Howard in such a role, he was vicious and very exciting to watch...and sadly he was barely in the film! As a result of this and a mediocre script, the film has 'time-passer' written all over it and nothing more.


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