Topkapi

"Excellent"

Topkapi Review


This exceptional heist film (pity the title) has influenced dozens of others, most notably Tom Cruise's dangling scene in Mission: Impossible. Peter Ustinov (who won an Oscar here) owns the show as a low-grade con man who gets caught up in a plan to steal a jeweled dagger from Istanbul's Topkapi museum. Cops on one side, masterminds (Melina Mercouri and Maximilian Schell) on the other, and one intricately planned burglary in between. A minor classic of the genre.


Topkapi

Facts and Figures

Run time: 120 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 2nd September 1964

Production compaines: Filmways Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Fresh: 16 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.1 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

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Starring: as Elizabeth Lipp, as Arthur Simon Simpson, as Walter Harper, Gilles Ségal as Giulio, as Cedric Page, as Hans, as Gerven the Cook

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