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Golden Salamander (1950)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 1 September 1950 (Finland)
A man is torn between tackling a sinister crime syndicate or turning a blind eye to the suffering it creates.


Ronald Neame


Victor Canning (novel), Lesley Storm (screenplay) (as Leslie Storm) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Trevor Howard ... David Redfern
Anouk Aimée ... Anna (as Anouk)
Herbert Lom ... Rankl
Walter Rilla ... Serafis
Miles Malleson ... Douvet
Jacques Sernas ... Max
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Agno (as Wilfred Hyde-White)
Peter Copley ... Aribi
Marcel Poncin Marcel Poncin ... Dommic
Kathleen Boutall Kathleen Boutall ... Mme. Guillard
Eugene Deckers ... Police Chief
Percy Walsh Percy Walsh ... Guillard
Sybille Binder ... Mme. Labree


British archaeologist David Redfern comes to Tunisia to catalog a collection of art relics and stumbles into evidence of a gun-smuggling racket. Hesitant at first to get involved or even to report the information, he becomes convinced he must do the right thing after a young man is murdered. By then, though, the smugglers know Redfern knows too much and they target him for death. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A rare leading role for Trevor Howard. See more »


A flock of seagulls are squawking around a body floating on the water's surface. A moment later another character has to dive to find the body weighted down well below the surface and not in any position to attract the birds. See more »


Serafis: He's an odd character this Englishman.
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References Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946) See more »


Music by Georges Ulmer
Lyrics by Georges Ulmer and Georges Koger
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GOLDEN SALAMANDER (Ronald Neame, 1950) **1/2
5 March 2006 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Watchable British thriller about gun-running in Post-WWII Tunisia with faint echoes of THE MALTESE FALCON (1941; except that the title artifact bears little relation to the main plot!), TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (1944) and THE THIRD MAN (1949; not least the presence of two of its cast members), but is perhaps too low-key to be really memorable. Nonetheless, the film has a remarkable cast (Trevor Howard, Anouk Aimee', Herbert Lom, Walter Rilla, Miles Malleson, Jacques Sernas, Wilfrid Hyde-White) and nice, noir-ish atmosphere going for it - and is short enough (87 minutes, though some sources give this as 96!) to keep tedium at bay...which could result from its lack of incident (apart from a couple of confrontation scenes and a climactic fistfight between Howard and Lom) or the incongruous pairing of its two leads.

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1 September 1950 (Finland) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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