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Topkapi (17-Sep-1964)

Director: Jules Dassin

Writer: Monja Danischewsky

From novel: The Light of the Day by Eric Ambler

Original Music by: Manos Hadjidakis

Producer: Jules Dassin

Keywords: Thriller

Elizabeth Lipps has master jewel thief Walter Harper assemble a team of amateurs to break into the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul and steal a priceless Ottoman dagger encrusted with three emeralds. One of the team is the bumbling Arthur Simpson, planted by police who think they are terrorists. Peter Ustinov won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Dassin cast his girlfriend, Melina Mercouri, as the lead.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jess Hahn
Actor
29-Oct-1921 29-Jun-1998 Topkapi
Melina Mercouri
Actor
18-Oct-1920 6-Mar-1994 Topkapi
Robert Morley
Actor
26-May-1908 3-Jun-1992 Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
Maximilian Schell
Actor
8-Dec-1930 1-Feb-2014 Judgment at Nuremberg
Akim Tamiroff
Actor
29-Oct-1899 17-Sep-1972 For Whom the Bell Tolls
Peter Ustinov
Actor
16-Apr-1921 28-Mar-2004 British stage actor

CAST

Melina Mercouri   ...   Elizabeth Lipp
Peter Ustinov   ...   Arthur Simpson
Maximilian Schell   ...   William Walter
Robert Morley   ...   Cedric Page
Jess Hahn   ...   Fischer
Gilles Ségal   ...   Giulio
Akim Tamiroff   ...   Gerven
Supporting actors
Titos Wandis   ...   Harback
Ege Ernart   ...   Maj. Tufan
Senih Orkan   ...   Shadow
Ahmet Danyal Topatan   ...   Shadow
Joseph Dassin   ...   Josef
Despo Diamantidou   ...   Voula

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