Foreign Intrigue (1956)

Genres - Drama, Crime  |   Release Date - Jul 12, 1956 (USA - Unknown), Jul 12, 1956 (USA)  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

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.



agent [representative], America, blackmail, death, employer/employee, espionage, expose [revelation], father, foreign, help, identity, informer, investigation, investigator, journalism, killing, love, meeting, murder, past, reporter, romance, suicide, traveling, treason, tycoon, weapons, widow/widower