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Foreign Intrigue (1956)





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Foreign Intrigue was one of the first major Hollywood films to be based on a popular TV series. Robert Mitchum stars as an American press agent who travels the length and breadth of Europe to learn the past of a recently deceased multimillionaire. After stopovers at the Riviera, Stockholm and Vienna, Mitchum learns that the dead man accumulated his wealth by blackmailing war criminals and Nazi collaborators--all of whom would be happy if Mitchum would disappear, or die, or both. In her first English-language film, Ingrid Thulin (billed as Tulean) plays one of the hero's several amours, as does the toothsome Genevieve Page, likewise making her first American film appearance. After a brief but profitable theatrical release, Foreign Intrigue returned to its roots when producer Sheldon Reynolds sold the picture to TV in 1958.

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Robert Mitchum
as Dave Bishop
Geneviève Page
as Dominique Danemore
Frederick O'Brady
as Jonathan Spring
Ingrid Thulin
as Brita Lindquist
Inga Tidblad
as Mrs. Lindquist
George Hubert
as Dr. Thibault
Jean Galland
as Danemore
Jim Gerald
as Bistro Owner
John Stark
as Starky
Valentine Camax
as Charwoman
Albert Simmons
as Information Desk Clerk
Frederick Schreicker
as Karl Mannheim
Georges Hubert
as Dr. Thibault
Lily Kann
as Blind Housekeeper
Ulla Sjöblom
as (uncredited) (voice)
Lars Kage
as (uncredited)
David Stein
as (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Foreign Intrigue

All Critics (1)

A delightful find for Mitchum fans, Foreign Intrigue manages to strike a curious tone and the reveal of its central mystery is indeed satisfactory.

October 20, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Foreign Intrigue


A film that is saved from being as generic as it's title by nice location work and Robert Mitchum in the lead. The story is nothing that hasn't been done a thousand times before and since but Mitchum lends a firm center to it and he has a nice give and take with Frederic O'Brady as the man hired to follow him.

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jay nixon

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(1956 Director: Sheldon Reynolds) A mystery starring Robert Mitchum with some beautiful co-stars! Watching it now on 3.2 ":This" TV review to follow

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