Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Reference Film: Topkapi by Jules Dassin after the Novel by Eric Ambler

Topkapi (1964)
Director: Jules Dassin
Writing credits: Eric Amble (novel)
Cast: Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley, Jess Hahn, Gilles Ségal.
Runtime: 119 min

Country: USA
Language: English / French / Turkish / German / Greek / Italian
Colour: Colour (Technicolor)
Sound Mix: Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Synopsis: A small-time con man with passport problems gets mixed up with a gang of world-class jewellery thieves plotting to rob the Topkapi museum in Istanbul. Turkish intelligence, suspecting arms smuggling, gets involved, and under pressure the con man rises to heights he'd never dreamed of


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