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Istanbul (1957)

A suspected diamond smuggler returns to Istanbul and finds the lady love he thought was dead...or does he?

Director:

Joseph Pevney

Writers:

Barbara Gray, Seton I. Miller (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Errol Flynn ... James Brennan
Cornell Borchers ... Stephanie Bauer / Karen Fielding
John Bentley ... Insp. Nural
Torin Thatcher ... Douglas Fielding
Leif Erickson ... Charlie Boyle
Peggy Knudsen ... Marge Boyle
Martin Benson ... Mr. Darius
Nat 'King' Cole ... Danny Rice
Werner Klemperer ... Paul Renkov
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Aziz Rakim
Jan Arvan ... Kazim
Nico Minardos ... Ali
Ted Hecht ... Lt. Sarac
David Bond ... Dr. Sarica
Roland Varno ... Mr. Florian
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Adventurer James Brennan returns to Istanbul five years after being ejected under suspicion of diamond smuggling. In flashback, he recalls his last days there, his torrid love affair with Stephanie Bauer, the efforts of shady characters to obtain a strange ornament he received from a friend, and Stephanie's disappearance during a fire. Now that Brennan is back, Stephanie (or her double) reappears, and there's still the question of where the supposedly smuggled diamonds are... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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He must find his true love...all over again. See more »


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Trivia

Peggy Knudsen's last movie. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Boyle: We're not going to see no Hamlet... especially in Turkish.
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Connections

Remake of Singapore (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Foxfire
(uncredited)
from Foxfire (1955)
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Jeff Chandler
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Beautiful Cinematography highlights old fashioned love story...
14 August 2001 | by skyboy1999See all my reviews

By no means a masterpiece, and far from Errol Flynn's best, Istanbul still has much going for it. The locations and beautiful technicolour cinematography, bring us back to a time long since past. Errol Flynn does show moments of his past glory, and is OK as Jim Brennan, a pilot who's past comes back to haunt him. The picture is actually a remake of 1947's "Singapore", and the story seems awfully contrived and cliche' by today's standards. Also many of the supporting cast seem to be simply "going through the motions" in this picture. Many people have also compared it to one of the all time greats, CASABLANCA. While watching the film, I could see many of the similarities, but hey, Casablanca has inspired countless imitators, so take that for what it's worth. In closing, if you are a fan of Flynn, or old fashioned love stories, you might want to give this film a look. Otherwise, I'd recommend Casablanca, or The Maltese Falcon, as a good introduction to some of Hollywood's classics....


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1957 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Estambul See more »

Filming Locations:

Turkey See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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