A mystery writer named Leyden is intrigued by the tale of notorious criminal Dimitrios Makropolous, whose body was found washed up on the shore in Istanbul. He decides to follow the career of Dimitrios around Europe, to learn more about the man. Along the way, he is joined by mysterious Mr. Peters, who has his own motivation.
Ken Yousten <email@example.com>
Thrilling successor to "The Maltese Falcon"
See more »
Did You Know?
The pivotal character of Colonel Haki, here played by Kurt Katch, was played by Orson Welles two years earlier in Journey Into Fear
(1943). Both films were based on novels by Eric Ambler. See more
At the end of the film Mr. Peters is arrested and indicates that he will be serving a long prison term for killing Dimitrios. However, under French law he would not have gone to prison since he killed him in self-defense and to also save Professor Leyden. See more
I've known many men, but I've only been afraid of one of them... Dimitrios.
Referenced in The Man with Bogart's Face
Breezin' Along With the Breeze
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Seymour Simons
and Haven Gillespie See more