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5 Fingers Overview:

5 Fingers (1952) was a Drama - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Gerd Oswald and Otto Lang.

Academy Awards 1952 --- Ceremony Number 25 (source: AMPAS)

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Best DirectorJoseph L. MankiewiczNominated
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THE JAMES MASON BLOGATHON: 5 Fingers (1952)

on Oct 5, 2018 From Caftan Woman

The James Mason Blogathon hosted by Maddy Loves Her Classic Movies runs on October 5th and 6th. Click HERE for the tributes to the revered actor. Based on a true story, the spy drama could easily fall into the category of the post-war film-noir docudramas, but as it was directed by and was co-writt... Read full article


5 Fingers (1952)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 23, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Honestly this doesn’t feel like a typical Joseph L. Mankiewicz film. It was written by someone else and because he was nearing the end of his contract with 20th Century, he didn’t end up editing the project. Supposedly the overseeing of Daryl Zanuck led to several scenes being scrapped w... Read full article


5 Fingers (1952)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 23, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Honestly, this doesn’t feel like a typical Joseph L. Mankiewicz film. It was written by someone else and because he was nearing the end of his contract with 20th Century, he didn’t end up editing the project. Supposedly the overseeing of Daryl Zanuck led to several scenes being scrapped ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Countess Anna Staviska: [to Moyzich] Please, Moyzich, don't look at me as if you had a source of income other than your salary.
[He clicks his heels and leaves]


Ulysses Diello: There's nothing as real as money.


Count Franz Von Papen: You could have counted on our protection
Countess Anna Staviska: I understand you're protecting all of my estates and possessions in Poland. Who has them?
Count Franz Von Papen: Field Marshall Goering, I believe.
Countess Anna Staviska: Many of our German friends before the War would come as our guests to hunt wild pigs. I refused to invite goering. I couldn't tolerate Goering killing wild pig. It seemed too much like brother killing brother.


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Facts about

Finnish censorship visa # 36107 delivered on 27-5-1952, renewed on 9-6-1966.
The real Cicero was Elyesa Bazna, an Albanian. In his book, "I Was Cicero" he retells the story, listing his collaborators as a chambermaid and his niece. The character of the countess was a Hollywood fabrication.
French visa # 12630.
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