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


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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Release Date:

13 August 1957 (USA)  »

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Half Past Hell  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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The story was based on the files of the International Criminal Police Commission. See more »


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Reasonably entertaining crime movie.
4 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is quite an entertaining & energetic crime movie, which rattles along at a fairly brisk pace, but suffers somewhat from lack of character depth, and interaction between the characters. The leads all play their respective roles professionally and with a degree of panache, with the oily and sinister Trevor Howard particularly effective. Bonar Colleano also contributes a likable cameo as a fast-talking, quick-witted exiled American. In the central role, Victor Mature is dour and doesn't really get the opportunity to express more of his character's dual purpose of personal revenge and bringing an arch criminal to justice. Although there are many similar type films to this, I feel that it stands worthy comparison to many of them and is certainly deserving of release on DVD.

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