- Original title
- Running time
- 120 min.
- United States
Monja Danischewsky (Novel: Eric Ambler)
Mystery | Heist Film. Wrestling
- Movie Groups
Eric Ambler Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- A small-time con-man with passport problems gets mixed up with a gang of world-class jewelry thieves plotting to rob the Topkapi museum in Istanbul. Turkish intelligence, suspecting arms smuggling, gets involved, and under pressure the con-man rises to heights he'd never dreamed of.
: Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Peter Ustinov)
: Golden Globes: Nom. for Best Actor (Ustinov) and Actress (Mercouri) - Musical/Comedy
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Comedy Screenplay
: David di Donatello Awards: Golden Plate (Melina Mercouri)
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