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Foreign Intrigue (1956, Robert Mitchum, Ingrid Thulin)



Robert Mitchum stars as an American in Foreign Intrigue, a drama of espionage and betrayal in Cold War Europe. Bishop (Mitchum) snoops into death of a man who was blackmailing possible spies, which takes him to Stockholm and a romance with the daughter of a WWII traitor. An effective McCarthy-era spy drama which was developed from a popular TV drama of the same title.

Swedish actress Ingrid Thulin who made her English language film debut in the movie was already a veteran of the TV show of the same name, having appeared in episodes in 1954 and 1955. She was later to be associated with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, appearing in many of his most famous films including Wild Strawberries (1957), Winter Light (1963) and The Silence (1963).

production details
USA | 95 minutes | 1956

Director: Sheldon Reynolds
Producer: Sheldon Reynolds
Cinematography: Bertil Palmgren
Music: Paul Durand
Script: Sheldon Reynolds

Robert Mitchum as Dave Bishop
Geneviève Page as Dominique Danemore
Ingrid Thulin as Brita Lindquist
Frédéric O’Brady as Jonathan Spring
Inga Tidblad as Mrs Lundquist
Lauritz Falk as Jones
Eugene Deckers as Sandoz
John Padovano as ony Forrest
Frederick Schrecker as Mannheim
Georges Hubert as Dr. Thibault
Peter Copley as Brown
Lily Kann as Blind Housekeeper (as Lilly Kann)
Ralph Brown as Smith
Milo Sperber as Baum
Jim Gérald as Bistro Owner
Jean Galland as Danemore
John Starck as Starky
Gilbert Robin as Dodo
Valentine Camax as Charwoman
Robert le Béal as Charles