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Lisbon (1956)

High stakes battle of wits and morals between gentlemen crooks, set in beautiful Portugal. A smuggler is hired to kidnap the rich husband of an American woman who's just arrived in Lisbon, Portugal.

Director:

Ray Milland (as R. Milland)

Writers:

John Tucker Battle (screenplay), Martin Rackin (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ray Milland ... Capt. Robert John Evans
Maureen O'Hara ... Sylvia Merrill
Claude Rains ... Aristides Mavros
Yvonne Furneaux ... Maria Maddalena Masanet
Francis Lederer ... Seraphim
Percy Marmont ... Lloyd Merrill
Jay Novello ... Insp. Joao Casimiro Fonseca
Edward Chapman ... Edgar Selwyn
Harold Jamieson Harold Jamieson ... Philip Norworth
Humberto Madeira Humberto Madeira ... Tio Rabio
Robie Lester Robie Lester ... Singer (as Roby Charmandy)
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Storyline

High stakes battle of wits and morals between gentlemen crooks, set in beautiful Portugal. A smuggler is hired to kidnap the rich husband of an American woman who's just arrived in Lisbon, Portugal.

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CITY OF INTRIGUE, MURDER AND EXCITEMENT! (original poster-all caps)


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese | French

Release Date:

17 August 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lisboa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Lisbon" was originally intended to be filmed by Paramount Pictures for star Joan Crawford in 1953. Script difficulties prevented movie from being produced. See more »

Goofs

Capt. Evans tells Mrs. Merrill that the Seteais Palace is Pena Palace, two distinct palaces in the region of Sintra. The Seteais Palace became an hotel since the early 21st century, and it overlooks the Pena Palace. See more »

Quotes

Maria Maddalena Masanet: [reading aloud an excerpt from Lord Byron's "Don Juan", Canto I, Stanza 83, to Aristides Mavros] But who, alas! can love, and then be wise? / Not that remorse did not oppose temptation; / A little still she strove, and much repented / And whispering 'I will ne'er consent' - consented.
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Soundtracks

Lisboa Antigua
Music by Raúl Portela
English Lyrics by Harry Dupree
Sung by Robie Lester (as Roby Charmandy)
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Republic's last classy drama
12 February 2004 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

Probably one of Republic's last good films, LISBON is a feast for the eyes and a good thriller to boot. Produced in Portugal, I assume on a Republic budget subsidised by the Portugese government or tourist office, Ray Milland produces, directs and acts in a lush and lavish romantic drama. The music theme Lisbon Antigua was a massive radio and disc hit in its day and it would be inetersting to know who much in boxoffice it contributed. The indoor studio scenes are very snazzy and well decorated, but some outdoor seabound back projection is wobbly. Still, the location shoot is used to excellent effect and I would say was very much influenced by To Catch A Thief, as is the whole reason for the film existing. Republic didn't make anything much of note around this (maybe only COME NEXT SPRING)and it is probably as modern and A grade as they were able to create by 1956. They folded in 1959, their market overtaken by Allied Artists, AIP and TV. It would be so beautiful to see on a cinema screen as it is in republic's NATURAMA process, their very own brand of CINEMASCOPE. Well worth finding and enjoying.


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