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The feature film starring
Melina Mercouri , Peter Ustinov
Maximillian Schell , Robert Morley A daring plan is afoot to steal a sultan's jewel-encrusted dagger from the electronic security of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul. But since neither of the thieves has a criminal record, they decide to be assisted only by amateurs. Enter Robert Morley, as an eccentric inventor and Peter Ustinov, turning in an Oscar-winning performance, as a reluctant spy.
Based on the novel The Light of Day by ERIC AMBLER
Produced and directed by JULES DASSIN Films: page 16


Unknown: Melina Mercouri
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Maximillian Schell
Unknown: Robert Morley
Play By: Monja Danischewsky
Unknown: Eric Ambler
Directed By: Jules Dassin
Elizabeth Lipp: Melina Mercouri
Arthur Simpson: Peter Ustinov
William Walter: Maximillian Schell
Cedric Page: Robert Morley
Geven: Akim Tamiroff

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