Interpol
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Original US film poster
Directed byJohn Gilling
Written byJohn Paton
Based onInterpol
1955 novel
by A.J. Forrest
Produced byAlbert R. Broccoli
Irving Allen
StarringVictor Mature
Anita Ekberg
Trevor Howard
CinematographyTed Moore
Edited byRichard Best
Music byRichard Rodney Bennett
Production
company
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
2 April 1957
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Interpol (known in the U.S. as Pickup Alley) is a 1957 British Warwick Films crime film noir shot in CinemaScope and starring Victor Mature, Anita Ekberg, Trevor Howard, Bonar Colleano and Sid James.[1] It concerns an Interpol effort to stamp out a major drug-smuggling cartel in numerous countries. Mature plays an American narcotics officer, with Howard as a drug baron. One review described the film as a "feeble thriller," although it praised Howard's performance.[2]

In the United States, the film was released as a double feature with The Brothers Rico.[3]

Plot

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Charles Sturgis is an FBI agent on the trail of a drug-smuggling operation. The crazed criminal mastermind Frank McNally has strangled Sturgis' sister to death. Gina Broger is Frank's beautiful courier.[4]

Cast

Production

The film was produced by Warwick Productions, who had previously released Zarak, also starring Victor Mature and Anita Ekberg. Michael Wilding was originally announced for the role later played by Trevor Howard.[5]

The story was based on the files of the International Criminal Police Commission. Filming began on 15 August 1956 and took place in New York, Paris, Rome, Genoa (Italy), Madrid, London and Athens.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ BFI.org
  2. ^ Radio Times Guide to Films (2004). p. 708
  3. ^ Interpol at IMDb
  4. ^ Interpol at AllMovie
  5. ^ Schallert, Edwin (24 March 1956). "Drama: 'Interpol' on Schedule for Wilding; Richards Booming; Elliott Sleuth". Los Angeles Times. p. 13.
  6. ^ OSCAR GODBOUT (23 June 1956). "GREGORY TO FILM NOVEL BY KANTOR: Producer Will Make 'On My Honor' From 'God and My Country' for R.K.O. Warwick Signs Two Of Local Origin". New York Times. p. 15.