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Pickup Alley (1957)

Interpol (original title)
International narcotics smuggler Frank McNally is trailed through various European countries by U.S. drug enforcement agent Charles Sturgis.

Director:

John Gilling

Writers:

John Paxton (screenplay), A.J. Forrest (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Mature ... Charles Sturgis
Anita Ekberg ... Gina Broger
Trevor Howard ... Frank McNally
Bonar Colleano Bonar Colleano ... Amalio
Dorothy Alison ... Helen
André Morell ... Commissioner Breckner
Martin Benson ... Captain Varolli
Eric Pohlmann ... Etienne Fayala
Peter Illing ... Capt. Baris
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Curtis
Lionel Murton Lionel Murton ... Murphy
Danny Green ... Second Bartender
Alec Mango ... Salko
Sidney James ... Joe - First Bartender
Marne Maitland ... Guido Martinelli
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Storyline

U.S. narcotics agent Charles Sturgis trails international dope smuggler Frank McNally by following his reluctant accomplice, Gina Broger, through the "pickup alleys" of New York, London, Lisbon, Rome, Naples and Athens. When Gina is finally arrested by Interpol, she helps Sturgis trace McNally and his $3,000,000 consignment back to New York. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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EXPOSED! The international narcotics kings ... and their women! See more »


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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Half Past Hell See more »

Filming Locations:

Genoa, Liguria, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warwick Film Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Exteriors for the film where shot in England, Greece, Italy and Portugal - whereas a majority of the interiors were shot on a soundstage in London, England. See more »

Quotes

Charles Sturgis: The minute I'm tired of chasing you, or anything happens to me, they'll pick you up faster than a twenty dollar gold piece.
Gina Broger: I sound fascinating.
Charles Sturgis: I stopped being fascinated by dope peddlers a long time ago.
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Connections

References The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Anyone For Love
Written by Lester Lee and Ned Washington
Sung by Yana
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ordinary crime
22 May 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

Drugs, Anita Eckberg and Victor Mature. and, at the first sigh, nothing more. because something missing to transform the film in more than ordinary crime. sure, few scenes are more than interesting. few performances are real inspired. but all seems be too well known. the girl, the bad guy, the detective. Victor Mature seems prisoner of a sort of sketch of his roles. Trevor Howard is the basic pillar of the film but in few scenes he is uninspired used. the film is out of emotion or real interest. nothing bad. if you ignore its potential.


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