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That Man in Istanbul (1965)

Estambul 65 (original title)
When a hostage-for-ransom exchange goes wrong, the F.B.I. sends an agent to Turkey to retrieve the ransom money and the hostage who's an important nuclear-weapon scientist.

Director:

Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi (as Antonio Isasi)

Writers:

Giovanni Simonelli (story) (as G. Simonelli), Nat Wachsberger (story) (as N. Wachsberger) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Horst Buchholz ... Tony Mecenas
Sylva Koscina ... Kelly
Ángel Picazo ... Inspector Mallouk (as Angel Picazo)
Gustavo Re ... Brain
George Rigaud ... CIA Chief (as Jorge Rigaud)
Agustín González ... Gunther (as Agustin Gonzalez)
Perrette Pradier ... Elisabeth Furst
Klaus Kinski ... Schenck
Álvaro de Luna ... Bogo (as Alvaro de Luna)
Barta Barri ... Captain
Josep Castillo Escalona Josep Castillo Escalona ... (as Castillo Escalona)
Alberto Dalbés ... Thug (as Alberto Dalbes)
Manuel Bronchud Manuel Bronchud ... Thug
Luis Induni ... Thug
Gérard Tichy ... Charly Cohen (as Gerard Tichy)
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Kelly is a beautiful FBI agent who is investigating the disappearance of Professor Pensdergast, director of a major US government research on nuclear energy. In the course of the investigation, Kelly knows Tony Mecenas, a kind of James Bond and a young and adventurous seducer who, moved by the beauty of Kelly and the reward of one million dollars, will help her find the professor. Written by jsanchez

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Track him . . . chase him . . . unarm or undress him . . . but never underestimate That Man In Istanbul [USA Theatrical] See more »


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Trivia

When Tony Mecenas delivers the line, "What, me worry," he breaks the fourth wall. See more »

Quotes

Tony Mecenas: [At a woman's Turkish bath] And keep your eyes open.
Kelly: And keep yours shut.
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Soundtracks

Picking Up The Cheque At The Mauteur
Written and Performed by Georges Garvarentz Et Son Orchestre
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Too long; Koscina and Kinski underused
20 June 2008 | by gridoon2020See all my reviews

A handsome hero with a shady past and a knack for adventure (Horst Buchholz), a beautiful heroine assisting him (Sylva Koscina), evil masterminds and agents, kidnapped scientists, an exotic setting (Istanbul), fights & chases, etc: the stage is set for a 60's Bond-inspired spy adventure. This one begins pretty well, but loses its spark when Koscina (one of the most underrated spy girls of the decade - see also "Deadlier Than The Male") disappears for long sections. Klaus Kinski also elevates the few scenes he is in (and has the best line in the film: "I am considered a good shot by those I have killed"!), but, like Koscina, he is underused. Buchholz is pretty good, both in the tongue-in-cheek and in the more violent moments, but the film is too long at 119 minutes, and about halfway through I began to lose the plot. At least it's better produced than many of these Bondian imitations, though the current VHS prints, fullscreen and worn-out, don't exactly do the production justice. (**)


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Country:

Italy | France | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 August 1965 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

That Man in Istanbul See more »

Filming Locations:

Estudios Balcazar, Spain See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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