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The Crooked Road (1965)

An American journalist plans to expose as a crook the dictator of a small Balkan state, but finds himself framed for murder.

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Don Chaffey
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Ryan ... Richard Ashley
Stewart Granger ... Duke of Orgagna
Nadia Gray ... Cosima
Katherine Woodville ... Elena
Marius Goring ... Harlequin
George Coulouris ... Carlo
Robert Rietty Robert Rietty ... Police Chief
Milan Micic Milan Micic
Demeter Bitenc Demeter Bitenc
Murray Kash Murray Kash
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An American journalist plans to expose as a crook the dictator of a small Balkan state, but finds himself framed for murder.

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"Bribe him, frame him...poison him...if necessary, seduce him. Do what you must - BUT STOP THE AMERICAN...!" See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK | Yugoslavia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Einmal wird abgerechnet See more »

Filming Locations:

Yugoslavia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.78 : 1
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Some small part actors are dubbed by Robert Rietty. See more »

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Referenced in American Pickers: Fill'er Up (2010) See more »

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Don't build your hopes up!
21 June 2004 | by mandajanekSee all my reviews

I had to comment on this movie- it was looking all forlorn with a grand total of '0 votes'! Well, here goes. . . I taped this film from the TV, because I'm a huge Stewart Granger fan. I have to say that I didn't keep the film! It's not the worst movie in the world but I've seen better. There's a vague suggestion of a plot that goes something like this: A reporter (Robert Ryan) arrives in a country somewhere in the Balkans and exposes the dirty dealings of it's dictator (Granger). Of course, he's eager to leave the country with this information, and the dictator's wife, who happens to fall in love with him. One of the better scenes is one where Granger 'poisons' Ryan to get him to talk then, while the latter writhes in agony, puts his feet up and reads the newspaper! There's a lot of backstabbing and skullduggery and you come away feeling more than a little disappointed. I'll stick to Granger's earlier films in future- Ryan's too, for that matter.


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