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Foreign Intrigue (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 12 July 1956 (USA)
When a reclusive, enigmatic millionaire dies suddenly on the Riviera, his press agent begins to investigate his employer's shady past.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dave Bishop
... Dominique
... Brita (as Ingrid Tulean)
Frédéric O'Brady ... Spring (as Frederick O'Brady)
... Sandoz
... Mrs. Lindquist
John Padovano ... Tony Forrest
... Jones
Frederick Schrecker ... Mannheim
Georges Hubert ... Dr. Thibault
... Brown
Lily Kann ... Blind Housekeeper (as Lilly Kann)
Ralph Brown ... Smith
Milo Sperber ... Baum
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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Robert Mitchum is the hunted . . . Europe is the hunting ground ! See more »


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12 July 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die fünfte Kolonne  »

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Budget:

$625,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,000,000, 31 December 1956
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1.85 : 1
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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

Dave Bishop: [Seeing Spring's switchblade knife close to his abdomen] I thought I was holding YOU!
Spring: A man's got to learn to protect himself in today's world. It's really a jungle, you know.
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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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Forgotten gem
22 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Why this film has not been issued on video is puzzling. It has an unusual and compelling plot, attractive locales (shot on location in Europe) and features the inimitable Robert Mitchum. Derived from the television series of the same name, it captures the "take me somewhere far away and adventuresome" escapism of the time. The musical underscore (the original TV introductory piano concerto and a coronet forward jazz theme) continues to this day to swim in my head. Mitchum plays a reluctant investigative patsy persuaded against his better judgment by interpol intelligence to help track down the perpetrators of a scheme to blackmail various politicians who had secretly agreed to ease the invasion of their respective countries by the Nazis. While the film lacks a true denouement (it ends with the Mitchum character about to rendezvous with the prime suspect), the photography, the acting and above all its ingratiating style certainly have made it memorable in the mind of this viewer.


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