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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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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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Around 53 minutes into the film on the veranda in an romantic scene with a beautiful Swedish woman a rather large bee flies into the scene and flies right between them. They don't break and the bee flies away. See more »

Quotes

Dominique: I'm sorry, Dave, but it hasn't been easy. I didn't mind being a hypocrite. I didn't mind presenting emotion for a man I despised. You hate me for what I said?
Dave Bishop: No.
Dominique: He loved me once a long time ago.
Dave Bishop: How did you know?
Dominique: Women know these things.
Dave Bishop: Do they?
Dominique: Did you?
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Connections

Follows Foreign Intrigue (1951) See more »

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FOREIGN INTRIGUE CONCERTO
Music by Charlie Norman
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disappointing
7 April 2010 | by mw1561See all my reviews

I just saw this film for the first time and I was disappointed. I was expecting more of a "film noir" type of movie. Instead I got a too-complicated plot that made less and less sense as the film went along. And the love angle was far too weak. Robert Mitchum goes to Stockholm, meats a girl, and less than 24 hours later she is madly in love with him, and the film makes scant effort to explain why.

Basically the plot involves the blackmail of men who were closet supporters of Hitler. But after the demise of the Third Reich one could assume that uncovering their identities would take on less importance, but if that were the case then there would be no movie.

This movie is spy vs. spy vs. spy, with good guys appearing as bad guys, and so forth. It's been done many time before and in much better ways, such as The Third Man.


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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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1.85 : 1
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