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Istanbul (1957)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 28 April 1957 (UK)
A suspected diamond smuggler returns to Istanbul and finds the lady love he thought was dead...or does he?

Director:

Joseph Pevney

Writers:

Barbara Gray, Seton I. Miller (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Errol Flynn ... James Brennan
Cornell Borchers ... Stephanie Bauer / Karen Fielding
John Bentley John Bentley ... Insp. Nural
Torin Thatcher ... Douglas Fielding
Leif Erickson ... Charlie Boyle
Peggy Knudsen ... Marge Boyle
Martin Benson ... Mr. Darius
Nat 'King' Cole ... Danny Rice
Werner Klemperer ... Paul Renkov
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Aziz Rakim
Jan Arvan Jan Arvan ... Kazim
Nico Minardos ... Ali
Ted Hecht Ted Hecht ... Lt. Sarac
David Bond ... Dr. Sarica
Roland Varno ... Mr. Florian
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Storyline

Adventurer James Brennan returns to Istanbul five years after being ejected under suspicion of diamond smuggling. In flashback, he recalls his last days there, his torrid love affair with Stephanie Bauer, the efforts of shady characters to obtain a strange ornament he received from a friend, and Stephanie's disappearance during a fire. Now that Brennan is back, Stephanie (or her double) reappears, and there's still the question of where the supposedly smuggled diamonds are... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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CITY OF A THOUSAND UNTOLD SECRETS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1957 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Estambul See more »

Filming Locations:

Turkey See more »

Company Credits

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Errol Flynn was paid $13,500 per week (contractually paid weekly) for his performance. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Boyle: We're not going to see no Hamlet... especially in Turkish.
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Connections

Remake of Singapore (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Foxfire
(uncredited)
from Foxfire (1955)
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Jeff Chandler
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Hear Nat King Cole Sing
21 January 2005 | by louis-kingSee all my reviews

Fairly good movie with some similarities to Casablanca including a song comparable to 'As Time Goes By' sung by the leading man's black sidekick.

Nat Cole was one of the greatest song stylists ever, and the way he caresses 'When I Fall In Love' is something to behold. As an actor he was just fair, but when he sings at the piano even Errol Flynn pays him an envious compliment.

Cornell Borchers is pretty but doesn't jump off the screen like Ingrid Bergman. Flynn is good but shows the beginnings of his alcohol induced physical slide that led to his premature death in 1959.


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