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Golden Salamander (1950)

A man is torn between tackling a sinister crime syndicate or turning a blind eye to the suffering it creates.

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Ronald Neame

Writers:

Victor Canning (novel), Lesley Storm (screenplay) (as Leslie Storm) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Introducing the compelling new star discovery of the year....exotic ANOUK!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1950 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Der goldene Salamander See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this photoplay are fictitious and any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Serafis: He seems quite determined to interfere, it would be unwise to delay things any longer.
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Music by Georges Ulmer
Lyrics by Georges Ulmer and Georges Koger
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One saving grace
12 October 2009 | by eldino33See all my reviews

In a movie that suffers from to many unanswered questions, too many loose ends, and far too much coincidence, there is one constant which merits mention: the acting of Anouk Aimee. From the moment she enters the as a bar maid she becomes a force in the film, since she is simply a more dominant presence on the screen. The other roles are pretty much clichés. In fact so much so that one expects Howard to really be a secret British agent. And the piano player in the bar drinks as much as he plays. The villains seem much too superficial. The problem stems from a seeming attempt to reproduce World War Two Bogart films, an attempt which is historically out of step with he Cold War of 1950. Does anyone really care about gun running in Tunisia?

To me, Anouk Aimee gives a more convincing performance than does Bergman in CASABLANCA or Bacall in TO HAVE OR HAVE NOT. Bergman seems out of place in Rick's, and Bacall's quips appear contrived. Aimee seems natural throughout, and her lines are appropriate. Her performance is reason enough to see this film.


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