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Whirlpool (1959)

On the run from her murderous wartime partner in crime Hermann, Lora hides on a small cargo boat captained by heroic Rolf. The crew of three, Georg, Dina and Braun, quickly accepts her. But, both Hermann and the police are on her trail.

Director:

Lewis Allen

Writers:

Lawrence P. Bachmann (novel), Lawrence P. Bachmann (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Juliette Gréco ... Lora (as Juliette Greco)
O.W. Fischer ... Rolph
Muriel Pavlow ... Dina
Marius Goring ... Georg
William Sylvester ... Herman
Richard Palmer Richard Palmer ... Derek
Peter Illing ... Braun
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Wendel
Lily Kann Lily Kann ... Mrs. Steen (as Lilly Kann)
Harold Kasket Harold Kasket ... Stiebel
Victor Brooks Victor Brooks ... Riverman
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On the run from her murderous wartime partner in crime Hermann, Lora hides on a small cargo boat captained by heroic Rolf. The crew of three, Georg, Dina and Braun, quickly accepts her. But, both Hermann and the police are on her trail.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lenda do Reno See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Soundtracks

Whirlpool
Theme Song"
Composed by Ron Goodwin
Lyrics by Marcel Stellman
Sung by Juliette Gréco (uncredited)
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Slower than the Rhine
20 September 2018 | by MarlburianSee all my reviews

As others have noted, this film moves at a slow place, with nothing much seeming to happen. Perhaps the real star is the Rhine itself, with a number of touches of a travel documentary.

When I fast-forwarded though a recording, I briefly wonder if the villain was played by Richard Todd, and the hero reminded me of Alan Ladd. When I watched the film at normal speed, both the actual actors struck me as a bit low-key, and the most striking impression was made by Marius Goring's hair, especially in his first scene!

I'm unsure why Herman had to knock out the nightwatchman, and he did seem to have a bit of luck in his search for Lora.


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