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The studio that put Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca also sent fellow film tough guy George Raft to Ankara for a World War II thriller featuring intrigue, romance and Casablanca’s Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. The danger starts when a beautiful... read more
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The studio that put Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca also sent fellow film tough guy George Raft to Ankara for a World War II thriller featuring intrigue, romance and Casablanca’s Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. The danger starts when a beautiful brunette hands American Joe Barton (Raft) some securities for safekeeping. The brunette turns up dead, the securities turn out to be explosive intel and Joe is #1 on the Most Wanted list of both Nazi henchmen and Soviet spies. Director Raoul Walsh (High Sierra, White Heat) ratchets up the tension of a gripping screenplay by W. R. Burnett (High Sierra) based on a novel by Eric Ambler, whose other page-turner-to-screen works include Journey into Fear, The Mask of Dimitrios and Topkapi.

Original Release

07/03/1943

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Cast

Peter Lorre Nikolai Zaleshoff
George Raft Joe Barton
Sydney Greenstreet Colonel Robinson
Brenda Marshall Tamara Zaleshoff
Osa Massen Ana Remzi
Turhan Bey Hassan
Willard Robertson 'Mac' McNamara
Kurt Katch Mailler
John Bleifer Secretary
Pedro de Cordoba Baba - Old Turk
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Raoul Walsh

Writers

W.R. Burnett, Eric Ambler, William Faulkner, Daniel Fuchs

Cast

Peter Lorre Nikolai Zaleshoff
George Raft Joe Barton
Sydney Greenstreet Colonel Robinson
Brenda Marshall Tamara Zaleshoff
Osa Massen Ana Remzi
Turhan Bey Hassan
Willard Robertson 'Mac' McNamara
Kurt Katch Mailler
John Bleifer Secretary
Pedro de Cordoba Baba - Old Turk
Jean De Briac Levantine Porter
Charles De Ravenne Bellboy
William Edmunds Waiter with Information
Fernanda Eliscu Turkish Wife on Train
Steven Geray Ludwig Rader
Charles Irwin Hotchkins - English Traveler
Charles La Torre Moustaffa - Typesetter
Jerry Wald Italian on Train
Georges Metaxa L.V. Bastaki
Daniel Fuchs Igor Rashenko

Producers

Jack Warner Executive Producer
Jerry Wald Producer

Editors

Jack Killifer

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