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.
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Thrilling successor to "The Maltese Falcon"
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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
When Dimitrios opens the doors upon entering the Ministry of Marine office; the receptionist is not at her desk nor in the office. But on the following cut after removing his hat in a gentlemanly gesture while quickly surveying the office; the receptionist is all of sudden now standing in front of him. See more
Mr. Leyden, can I use your paper?
Why not? You've used everything else!
Featured in The Last of Sheila
from "Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48"
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played by the chamber orchestra during the party See more