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Pickup Alley (1957)
"Interpol" (original title)

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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, ... See full summary »

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Charles Sturgis
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Gina Broger
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Frank McNally
Bonar Colleano ...
Amalio
Dorothy Alison ...
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
Marne Maitland ...
Guido Martinelli
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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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In Sept. 1957, Columbia Pictures distributed this film under the title "Pickup Alley" on a double bill with The Brothers Rico (1957) starring Richard Conte. See more »

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References Love Me Tender (1956) See more »

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Anyone For Love
Written by Lester Lee and Ned Washington
Sung by Yana
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1957 B Film
16 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an interesting film which starred Victor Mature, (Charles Sturgis) who was a US Narcotics Agent working with Interpol in order to catch a large dope smuggling operation. Gina Broger, (Anita Ekberg) played a young gal who was working with a big shot dope king, Frank McNally, (Trevor Howard) and was only working with him because he kept her against her will and would not let her go. There is plenty of travel into Lisbon, Greece and New York and it seemed at times that Charles Sturgis was running around in circles. Trevor Howard gave a great supporting role along with Anita Ekberg, but this film was definitely a low budget film and because this was a 1957 film, the gals all wore skirts down to their ankles.


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