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The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 July 1944 (USA)
Mystery writer Cornelius Leyden becomes intrigued when the murdered body of a vicious career criminal washes up in the Bosphorus.

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Complete credited cast:
... Mr. Peters
... Dimitrios Makropoulos
... Irana Preveza
... Cornelius Leyden
... Wladislaw Grudek
... Karel Bulic
... Madame Elise Chavez
... Marukakis (as Edward Ciannelli)
... Colonel Haki
Marjorie Hoshelle ... Anna Bulic
Georges Metaxa ... Hans Werner
... Mr. Pappas
... Abdul Dhris
David Hoffman ... Konrad
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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. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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First film of Zachary Scott. See more »

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Mr. Peters: [sardonically, as he has being led away by police] You wanted to write a book. Send me a copy. I'll have lots of time to read it.
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Spoofed in It Takes a Thief: Guess Who's Coming to Rio (1969) See more »

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Music by Alberto Domínguez
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holds up well after 58 years: suspense and intrigue
17 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie 3 times in blackout conditions in 1944 on the German front just before the Battle of the Bulge. That was 3 separate times and apparently it was the only movie on the whole front. I just viewed it again today, 2002, and showed not a bit of age. It is exciting though it is 75% talk and 25% action. But what talk: Greenstreet and Lorre!! All the parts are finely chosen and hand polished until they fit the space perfectly. They don't make them like this anymore. Put it with Casablanca, Maltese Falcon (Bogart one), Key Largo, etc. If you like these, you'll love the Mask. And Col. Haki is great and in a previous movie was played by Orson Wells, i.e., another Eric Ambler movie. It is the Balkans in 1938 and background shots are exciting. If you don't know Faye Emerson, you will wish you did. Rush out and rent it.


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