|Directed by||John Gilling|
|Written by||John Paton|
by A.J. Forrest
|Produced by||Albert R. Broccoli|
|Edited by||Richard Best|
|Music by||Richard Rodney Bennett|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|2 April 1957|
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. 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.
In the United States, the film was released as a double feature with The Brothers Rico.
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.
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.
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.