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Danger Grows Wild (1966)

Poppies Are Also Flowers (original title)
In an attempt to stem the heroin trade from Iran, a group of narcotics agents working for the UN inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium, in the hopes that it will ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maxine
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Benson
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Colonel Salem
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Linda Benson
Georges Géret ...
Superintendent Roche (as Georges Geret)
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Salah Rahman Khan
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General Bahar
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Monique Marko
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Sam Lincoln
Trini López ...
Himself (as Trini Lopez)
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Coley Jones
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Inspector Mosca
Amedeo Nazzari ...
Captain Di Nonno
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Captain Vanderbilt
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Serge Marko
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In an attempt to stem the heroin trade from Iran, a group of narcotics agents working for the UN inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium, in the hopes that it will lead them to the main heroin distributor in Europe. Along the way, they encounter a mysterious woman doing her own investigating of the smuggling operation. Together, they follow the trail as it leads them through the back alleys and luxury resorts of Europe. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The story of another war more deadly...more destructive...against the world wide opium conspiracy.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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16 October 1966 (USA)  »

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The Opium Connection  »

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(TV)

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(Westrex Optiphone)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Yul Brynner's name is misspelled in the opening credits ("Yul Brinner"). See more »

Quotes

Coley Jones: Is this place taken?
[he sits down]
Coley Jones: Madame, would you mind if I smoked?
Coley Jones: I noticed you took a pill. I thought perhaps...
[he waves his packet of cigars at her]
Monique Marko: huh? Nothing. Small headache.
Coley Jones: Are you sure the smoke won't distress you?
Monique Marko: I'm never distressed by smoke. Surely not. But thank you.
Coley Jones: Not at all. I have a headache myself. I wonder if it would be too much to ask if, eh...
Monique Marko: The aspirin?
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Maybe the creators were on some of the product
20 September 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Poppies Are Also Flowers is an all star amalgamation of two previous films on the narcotics trade. Sharp eyed fans of the cinema will spot plot elements from those two Forties era films, To The Ends Of The Earth and Port of New York. Of course both those films were infinitely better.

Still a whole bunch of international stars lent their names and got a fat paycheck for this muddled episodic film which tries to make E.G. Marshall an action star. Talk about ridiculous.

Best in the film by far are Yul Brynner as an Iranian general and Rita Hayworth as the dope addicted wife of Gilbert Roland who is one of the villains. Roland plays it rather straight and that ever present twinkle that I love in him is missing.

The filming was done on actual locations including some of the harder to reach regions of Iran. Of course that was back in the day of the Shah's pro-western government and you can see photographs of the Shah in some of the shots. I also liked Hugh Griffith as I always do with those wild eyes of his, the wildest this side of Jack Elam. Griffith just dusts off his Sheik Ilderim portrayal from Ben-Hur and hams it up to beat the band. There wasn't much else the man could do, he knew he was in a Thanksgiving special.


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