GenreCrime, Thriller, Drama ProductionWarwick Films CountryUnited Kingdom
Release date2 April 1957 Based onInterpol
by A.J. Forrest WriterJohn Paxton (screenplay), A.J. Forrest (story) CastVictor Mature (Charles Sturgis), Anita Ekberg (Gina Broger), Trevor Howard (Frank McNally), Bonar Colleano (Amalio), Dorothy Alison (Helen), André Morell (Commissioner Breckner) Similar moviesAmerican Gangster, Go, Lean On Me, Prime Cut, Stoner, Little Fish
TaglineThis Is A Picture About DOPE!
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Interpol known in the USA as Pickup Alley is a 1957 British Warwick Films crime film shot in CinemaScope starring Victor Mature, Anita Ekberg, Trevor Howard, Bonar Colleano and Sid James. It concerns an Interpol effort to stamp out a major drug-smuggling cartel in numerous countries around the world. Victor Mature plays a US narcotics officer, with Trevor Howard as a drug baron. One reviewer described the film as a "feeble thriller", although it praised the performance of Howard. In the United States it was released as a double feature with The Brothers Rico.
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Charles Sturgis (Victor Mature) is an FBI agent on the trail of a drug smuggling operation, following his quarry all over the Continent. The criminal mastermind Frank McNally (Trevor Howard) is something of a lunatic, who has already strangled Mature's sister to death just for the hell of it. Gina Broger (Anita Ekberg) is Frank's luscious courier.
Victor Mature as Charles Sturgis
Anita Ekberg as Gina Broger
Trevor Howard as Frank McNally
Bonar Colleano as Amalio
Dorothy Alison as Helen
André Morell as Commissioner Breckner
Martin Benson as Captain Varolli
Eric Pohlmann as Etienne Fayala
Peter Illing as Captain Baris
Sydney Tafler as Curtis
Lionel Murton as Murphy
Danny Green as Second Bartender
Alec Mango as Salko
Sid James as Joe as First Bartender
Marne Maitland as Guido Martinelli
Harold Kasket as Kalish
The film was made by Warwick Productions, who had previously shot Zarak. starring Victor Mature and Anita Ekberg. Michael Wilding was originally announced for the role later played by Trevor Howard.
The story was based on the files of the International Criminal Police Commission. Shooting took place in New York, Paris, Rome, Madrid, London and Athens starting 15 August 1956.