Contraband Spain

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Contraband Spain
"Contraband Spain" (1956).jpg
UK theatrical poster
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Julio Salvador
Produced by Ernest Gartside
Written by Lawrence Huntington
Based on a story by Lawrence Huntington
Starring Richard Greene
Anouk Aimée
Michael Denison
Music by Edwin Astley (uncredited)
Cinematography Harry Waxman
Balcázar Producciones Cinematográficas
Diadem Films
Release date
15 March 1955 (London) (UK)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Contraband Spain is a 1955 British-Spanish crime film directed by Lawrence Huntington and starring Richard Greene, Anouk Aimée and Michael Denison.[1] Its Spanish title is Contrabando. [1]


The film features locations in Barcelona, including La Rambla in the opening images. Later, when Richard Greene follows the villains (both travelling in taxis), they get out in Plaza Real with its arcaded pavements. The seaside town of Blanes also appears, and there is much driving to and from the French town of Urdos over the border from Girona province.[2]


A secret agent works against smugglers on the border between Spain and France.


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide wrote, "a lot of action against beautiful continental backgrounds makes up for weaknesses in plot structure" ; [3] while Allmovie called it a "fast-paced espionager." [4]


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