The never-ending struggle of an Egyptian Narcotics Bureau unit. This time around,the murder of a rich Arab named Bashiri leads colonel Yussef Bey and his right-hand man Lieutenant Mourad to...
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A woman's painted portrait and a post card with a sketch of a woman's hand holding a Chianti bottle are the main clues used by the Scotland Yard to solve a string of murders connected to a diamond-smuggling ring.
Entertaining ensemble piece dealing with several characters who are on the way to the races on Derby day. It cleverly blends dramatic, romantic and comic elements, including the woman and ... See full summary »
A doctor and his wife move into an old house in an English village where he is to start a new job- over the next few days his wife begins to experience strange visions which makes her frightened that her life is in danger.
Geoff and his wife rent an isolated countryside bungalow to enable Geoff to finish his latest book without any distractions. Upon their arrival, they see a dead man in the property and ... See full summary »
The never-ending struggle of an Egyptian Narcotics Bureau unit. This time around,the murder of a rich Arab named Bashiri leads colonel Yussef Bey and his right-hand man Lieutenant Mourad to a berthed ship in the harbor of Port Saïd. An amazing quantity of hashish is found on board and two suspicious passengers, Humble and Lombardi, are kept under surveillance. But Humble, whose real name is Rico Pavlis, manages to run away after killing Lombardi. Yussef decides to set a trap for Pavlis, his brother and the other traffickers...Written by
A somewhat amusing Brit police procedural, filmed in Egypt, with British actors, filling the key roles, playing (mainly) Egyptian police officers. Curious viewers may wish to see a fresh-faced Lawrence Harvey in an early role, playing second banana to Eric Portman's "Arab" Sherlock, as they both chase down shady North African drug pushers, who don't rule out murder to achieve their aims.Being set in the land of the pharaohs, the film features plenty of fezzes, camels, goats and bazaars, but perhaps somewhat unexpectedly, no pyramids. Some will find the movie more humorous than suspenseful, with the lead European actors never convincing us of their Egyptian origins, especially when compared to their native support colleagues, who more obviously fit the bill. The noirish-influenced black and white principal photography is certainly not the worst aspect of this rarely seen film.
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