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Port Said (1948)

Approved | | Drama | 15 April 1948 (USA)
Travel author Leslie Sears arrives in Cairo, Egypt, to meet with Greg Stewart, an old war buddy who is a theater booking agent in Port Said. Leslie telephones Greg and arranges a rendezvous... See full synopsis »

Director:

Reginald Le Borg

Writers:

Brenda Weisberg (screenplay), Louis Pollock (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gloria Henry ... Gila Lingallo / Helena Guistano
William Bishop ... Leslie Sears
Steven Geray ... Alexis Tacca
Edgar Barrier ... The Great Lingallo
Richard Hale ... Mario Giustano
Ian MacDonald ... Jakoll
Blanche Zohar Blanche Zohar ... Thymesia
Robin Hughes ... Bunny Beacham
Jay Novello ... Taurk
Ted Hecht ... Carlo
Lester Sharpe ... Lt. Zaki
Martin Garralaga ... Hotel Porter
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Travel author Leslie Sears arrives in Cairo, Egypt, to meet with Greg Stewart, an old war buddy who is a theater booking agent in Port Said. Leslie telephones Greg and arranges a rendezvous, but shortly after the conversation ends, Greg is murdered. Unaware that his friend has been killed, Leslie goes to the Hotel Siwa, where Greg was staying, and finds a blonde woman searching through Greg's belongings. The woman, Gila Lingallo, escapes, and later meets Jakoll, the man who murdered Greg and dumped his body in the river. Gila berates Jakoll for murdering Greg, and tells him that she only wanted Jakoll to keep him away long enough to search his room for evidence that might incriminate her and her father, the magician Paolo Lingallo. Leslie, meanwhile, becomes concerned about Greg's disappearance and begins an investigation into the matter. At the Café Daghla, Greg's friend, Bunnny Beacham, suggests that Leslie visit Alexis Tacca, the man who leased his theater to Greg. When Tacca takes...

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KISS OR KILL...they'll do both...to get away with murder! (original poster))

Genres:

Drama

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By Allen Roberts and Lester Les
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Rare le Borg...
4 November 2020 | by happytrigger-64-390517See all my reviews

.. exotic spy story, real routine with no enthusiasm in the direction, no special action, the script is written for a few dollars settings, the only interest being the presence of William Bishop, whom I admire in Phil Karlson's mythic Thunderhoof. Port Said isn't a B gem, I've already forgotten it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Puerto Said See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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