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


Cinco Dedos (1952) / 5 Fingers (1952)

By L? on Nov 30, -0001 From Critica Retro

Cinco Dedos (1952) / 5 Fingers (1952) “Esta ? uma hist?ria ver?dica”: sempre que essas palavras aparecem na tela antes do come?o do filme, meu cora??o acelera. ?s vezes a realidade ? mais louca e mais inacredit?vel que a fic??o, e este ? o caso de “Cinco Dedos” (tamb?... Read full article


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Quotes from

Count Franz Von Papen: I've often wondered, Countess - why did you leave Warsaw?
Countess Anna Staviska: Bombs were falling. I felt I was in the way.


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: So many more people go into German embassies than have come out. I've often wondered what attractuin could keep them there so long.


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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onOctober 13, 1952 with James Mason reprising his film role.
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.
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