Foreign Intrigue

Foreign Intrigue

Sheldon Reynolds (1956)

99min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This spy thriller was shot on location in Europe, and stars a trenchcoat-clad Robert Mitchum at his most laconic in a movie whose murky plot and even murkier colour photography leave much to be desired. Still, Mitch does get to interact with two major foreign females, Sweden's Ingrid Thulin (billed as Tulean) and France's Genevieve Page, well before either had cinematically peaked, respectively with Ingmar Bergman and Billy Wilder. This was allegedly based on the Cold War experiences of its writer/producer/director Sheldon Reynolds, whose adventures formed the basis for a television series from which this film is a spin-off. His adventures must have been more exciting than his direction, for this would-be thriller merely lurches along its way. On its original release, this main feature was overshadowed by its supporting B-movie The Killing directed by the then-unknown movie genius Stanley Kubrick.

Summary

A millionaire's secretary investigates his boss's sudden death, and uncovers evidence he made his fortune by blackmailing people suspected of collaborating with the Nazis during World War Two. Thriller, starring Robert Mitchum, Genevieve Page, Ingrid Tulean and Eugene Deckers.

Cast & Crew

Dave Bishop Robert Mitchum
Dominique Genevieve Page
Brita Ingrid Thulin
Spring Frédéric O'Brady
Sandoz Eugene Deckers
Mrs Lindquist Inga Tidblad
Tony John Padovano
Smith Ralph Brown (1)
Director Sheldon Reynolds
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. Ltd
Drama