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Director  Robert Florey
Duration  
Cinematography  William C. Mellor
Costume design  Edith Head
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Running time  1h 18m
Produced by  Harlan Thompson
Country  United States
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Release date  19 July 1939
Writer  Charles G. Booth (story), Walter Ferris, Gilbert Gabriel
Similar movies  Related Robert Florey movies

A Chicago con man (Lloyd Nolan) pays an actor (Akim Tamiroff) to pose as a slain South American dictator.

The Magnificent Fraud is a 1939 American film directed by Robert Florey.

The Magnificent Fraud movie scenes

Akim Tamiroff plays an actor performing in a nameless Latin American country who is pressed into service when the president is fatally injured by a bomb. Impersonating the president, the actor balances the pleasures and temptations of office, dangerous palace intrigue, and his duty to the people of the country. The plot is identical to the 1988 Richard Dreyfuss film Moon over Parador; both are based on a short story by Charles G. Booth called Caviar for His Excellency.

Parts of the film were shot in Balboa Park in San Diego.

A Chicago con man (Lloyd Nolan) pays an actor (Akim Tamiroff) to pose as a slain South American dictator.

Cast

  • Akim Tamiroff as Jules LaCroix / President Alvarado
  • Lloyd Nolan as Sam Barr
  • Mary Boland as Mme. Geraldine Genet
  • Patricia Morison as Claire Hill
  • Ralph Forbes as Harrison Todd
  • Steffi Duna as Carmelita
  • Ernest Cossart as Duval
  • George Zucco as Dr. Luis Virgo
  • Robert Warwick as General Pablo Hernandez
  • Frank Reicher as Mendietta Garcia
  • Robert Middlemass as Morales
  • Abner Biberman as Ruiz
  • Donald Gallaher as Dr. Diaz
  • Barbara Pepper as June
  • References

    The Magnificent Fraud Wikipedia
    The Magnificent Fraud IMDb The Magnificent Fraud themoviedb.org


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