Foreign Intrigue (film)

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Foreign Intrigue
Original film poster
Directed by Sheldon Reynolds
Produced by Sheldon Reynolds
Written by Sheldon Reynolds
Starring Robert Mitchum
Geneviève Page
Ingrid Thulin
Inga Tidblad
Music by Paul Durand
Cinematography Bertil Palmgren
Edited by Lennart Wallen
Sheldon Reynold Productions
Mandeville Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • July 12, 1956 (1956-07-12) (United States)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1 million (US)[1]

Foreign Intrigue is a 1956 American Eastmancolor film noir crime film starring Robert Mitchum[2] The film is written, produced and directed by Sheldon Reynolds, who had produced a television series called Foreign Intrigue in 1951.

Foreign Intrigue was one of the first major Hollywood films to be based on a popular TV series.


Dave Bishop (Robert Mitchum) is a journalist paid by the wealthy Victor Danemore to create false press releases regarding Danemore's life. When Danemore dies suddenly of a heart attack, Bishop enters into a world of espionage and blackmail while uncovering Danemore's secret past. The plot has a few nice twists but a disappointing ending.


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  1. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1956', Variety Weekly, January 2, 1957
  2. ^ Foreign Intrigue at the American Film Institute Catalog

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