A small-time con-man with passport problems gets mixed up with a gang of world-class jewelry thieves plotting to rob the Topkapi museum in Istanbul. Turkish intelligence, suspecting arms smuggling, gets involved, and under pressure the con-man rises to heights he’d never dreamed of.
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Blu-Ray. One of these movies that have stood the test of time. Discover the numerous sexual hints disseminated by Melina Mercouri throughout the film, admire the scene of the heist that inspired Brian De Palma for the first 'Mission Impossible' and spare a thought for Joseph Dassin, Jules and Melina's son, who became later a famous French singer. Strongly recommended.
Fine cast who've all done better work elsewhere carp & caper their way through this garish, pseudo-glamorous sixties escapade taken from an Eric Ambler story. Of course, the heist itself set many standards for all that followed. Don't miss the Turkish Oil Wrestling bit. Great cars.
Una película ligera, colorida y muy entretenida. Melina Mercouri, Maximilian Schell y Peter Ustinov derrochan estilo y carisma como pocos. Cabe destacar la brillante secuencia del robo que, posteriormente, inspiraría la célebre secuencia del cuartel general de la CIA en Misión: Imposible (Brian De Palma, 1996)