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Stamboul Quest (1934)

Approved | | Romance, Thriller, Drama | 13 July 1934 (USA)
In 1915, German Counter-Intelligence Chief Von Sturm learns that someone is providing the British with critical strategic planning for the Turkish theater. He suspects Ali Bey, Turkish ... See full summary »

Directors:

Sam Wood, Jack Conway (uncredited)

Writers:

Leo Birinsky (story) (as Leo Birinski), Herman J. Mankiewicz (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Myrna Loy ... Annemarie aka Fräulein Doktor and Helena Bohlen
George Brent ... Douglas Beall
Lionel Atwill ... Herr Von Sturm
C. Henry Gordon ... Ali Bey
Rudolph Anders Rudolph Anders ... Karl (as Rudolph Amendt)
Mischa Auer ... Ameel Roberts
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carmen Gould Carmen Gould
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Storyline

In 1915, German Counter-Intelligence Chief Von Sturm learns that someone is providing the British with critical strategic planning for the Turkish theater. He suspects Ali Bey, Turkish commander for the Dardanelles, and dispatches Annemarie to Constantinople to secure the proof. En route she becomes involved with Douglas Beall, a footloose American. Complications ensue, requiring Annemarie to engage in some dangerous improvisations. Written by Stephen Bayer <sbayer@zycor.lgc.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Estratégia de Mulher See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Leo G. Carroll. See more »

Goofs

When Ali Bey arrives at the charity bazaar, his soldiers salute him, and the salutes are standard right-hand-to-the-forehead salutes, except for the soldier who holds his thumb to his nose, with the palm open and his four fingers extended (but not wiggling). Yet it still appears as if he is thumbing his nose at Ali Bey. See more »

Quotes

Douglas Beall: Oh, ah, whom shall I say is calling?
Ali Bey: I am Ali Bey
Douglas Beall: Ali Bey? Pig Latin?
Ali Bey: What?
Douglas Beall: Oh, nothing sir.
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Connections

Remade as Street of Shadows (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South), Op. 388
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
(Played when Beall sees Annemarie for the first time)
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Just Good Considering
27 July 2014 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

With a Title that will do Nothing but Alienate Modern Movie Watchers this Pre-WWI Tale of a Real Life Female Infiltrator (not Mati Hari) is a So-So, Complex, Talky, Awkward Film that has some Appealing Actors like Myrna Loy (sporting a dazzling wardrobe with Flying Saucer hats) and Lionel Atwill, Among Others (no George Brent is not appealing in any way).

The First Act is in Deep Danger of Ruining the Intent of the Film as it has Brent Stalking Loy and his Relentless Advances and her Constant Rejection becomes Intolerable. But when She Finally Succombs and takes Him on as an "Assistant" things Settle Down to Watchable.

There is some Neat Spy Stuff like Messages in Tooth Fillings, Invisible Ink, and a Very Odd Scene where Body Art takes on a New Meaning. It is All Handled with MGM's Slick Sheen and the Result is Worth a Watch but as a Whole it is too Silly at Times and too Complicated by a Half to be Anything More than just Good.


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