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Foreign Intrigue (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 28 May 1956 (USA)
When a reclusive, enigmatic millionaire dies suddenly on the Riviera, his press agent begins to investigate his employer's shady past.

Director:

Sheldon Reynolds

Writers:

Sheldon Reynolds (story based on an original treatment), Harold Jack Bloom (story based on an original treatment by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Dave Bishop
Geneviève Page ... Dominique
Ingrid Thulin ... Brita (as Ingrid Tulean)
Frédéric O'Brady Frédéric O'Brady ... Spring (as Frederick O'Brady)
Eugene Deckers ... Sandoz
Inga Tidblad ... Mrs. Lindquist
John Padovano John Padovano ... Tony Forrest
Lauritz Falk ... Jones
Frederick Schrecker Frederick Schrecker ... Mannheim
Georges Hubert Georges Hubert ... Dr. Thibault
Peter Copley ... Brown
Lily Kann Lily Kann ... Blind Housekeeper (as Lilly Kann)
Ralph Brown Ralph Brown ... Smith
Milo Sperber Milo Sperber ... Baum
Jim Gérald Jim Gérald ... Bistro Owner
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Storyline

Millionaire Victor Danemore, living on the French Riviera, dies suddenly of a heart attack. His secretary, Dave Bishop, wants to know more about his employer's life. Surprisingly, not even his young wife knows anything about her husband's background or how he earned his fortune. Clues lead Bishop to Vienna and Stockholm, where he learns that Danemore was black-mailing people who cooperated with the Nazis during WW2. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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The most startling spy-hunt ever filmed! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Swedish | French

Release Date:

28 May 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die fünfte Kolonne See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria See more »

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Budget:

$625,000 (estimated)
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Mono | Mono (Poste Parisien)

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Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the Internet Movie Car Database the car Mitchum drives off in at the beginning of the film is a 1949 Delahaye 135 Cabriolet Chapron. See more »

Quotes

Dominique: [about the sudden death of her husband] What's going to happen now?
Dave Bishop: The usual things: death certificates, funerals, statements to the press... wear something black.
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Referenced in Black River (1957) See more »

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FOREIGN INTRIGUE CONCERTO
Music by Charlie Norman
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A good spy yarn
26 May 1999 | by RIO-15See all my reviews

A wealthy industrialist dies of a heart attack.His closest employee (Robert Mitchum) suspects foul play when strangers take a too keen interest in his death.He starts digging into his employers past,which leads him through most of Europe.Suddenly the most peculiar persons are interested in his detective work,even the CIA and British Intelligence.

A good spy yarn with a complex plot.Not a good film but always interesting.


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