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Danger Grows Wild (1966)
"Poppies Are Also Flowers" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  16 October 1966 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

The Opium Connection  »

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(Westrex Optiphone)

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Trivia

One of the film's producers was Edgar Rosenberg, who had just married comedienne Joan Rivers. Rivers, a visitor to the set, rather maliciously writes that Rita Hayworth was a real handful during this time: demanding, incoherent but still looking very glamorous. It is quite possible that by this time, Hayworth was already beginning to suffer from the effects of Alzheimer's Disease, which would eventually kill her. See more »

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"It doesn't make sense! Not any of it!"
15 May 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Hilariously awful star-studded turkey, an apparent do-gooder drama concocted by Ian Fleming, sponsored by Xerox and directed by Bond-filmmaker Terence Young, details the United Nations' efforts to stop the trafficking of opium out of the Middle East. Bungled ingredients include star-cameos, an introduction by Grace Kelly (!), and Yul Brynner (misspelled in the credits) as a fez-topped Colonel who rides out to meet his enemies on horseback as if this were a Samurai western. The curious, sloppy over-dubbing leaves some of the actors looking like foreigners in a spaghetti spy-drama, while Kelly implores us to remember that...yes...Poppy flowers are attractive and innocent-looking, but their seeds are producing drugs that are destroying our young people! Not as fast as films like this. E. G. Marshall's somewhat bemused performance is the only asset the picture has to offer. Also known as "The Poppy Is Also a Flower", "The Opium Connection" and (my favorite) "Danger Grows Wild". NO STARS from ****


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