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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

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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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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: This town belongs to me, you're on my territory amongst people I own
David Redfern: We're in French territory and subject to French law.
Serafis: The representation of French law is Mr. Douvet. I own Mr. Douvet.
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Clopin-Clopant
Music by Bruno Coquatrix
Lyrics by Pierre Dudan
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Good acting and suspenseful
16 December 2001 | by JaQaLSee all my reviews

Trevor Howard plays David Redfern, an archaeologist sent to Tunis to recover artifacts belonging to his English employer. However, he runs across a gun running operation headed up by Serafis (Walter Rilla). The suspense builds and a murder only adds to the danger for Redfern.

Herbert Lom is absolutely wonderful as the evil, dangerous henchman, Rankl, and Anouk Aimee is beautiful as Anna. A good movie is always characterised by the strength of its supporting cast and even those people with minor parts (such as Wilfrid Hyde-White) add depth and colour to the film.

The only negative for me was the fact that Trevor Howard and Anouk Aimee make an extremely unlikely romantic couple. In the scenes with Aimee, Howard, who was a very good actor, seems to play the part like a man with too much starch in his collar.

Leaving that minor detail aside, this is a good, suspenseful movie and well worth watching.

Rating: 7/10


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