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Macao Overview:

Macao (1952) was a Film Noir - Adventure Film directed by Robert Stevenson and Mel Ferrer and produced by Howard Hughes, Samuel Bischoff and Alex Gottlieb.

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Macao (1952)

By Beatrice on Sep 24, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Macao Directed by Josef von Sternberg Written by Bernard C. Schoenfeld and Stanley Rubin; story by Robert Creighton Williams 1952/USA RKO Radio Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental You’d think the combination of Josef von Sternberg, Robert Mitchum, and Gloria Graham might produce a really ... Read full article


Macao(1952)

By Dawn on Mar 20, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Macao (1952). Film noir/ adventure film. Director : Josef von Sternberg and Nicholas Ray. Producer Howard Hughes fired director von Sternberg during filming and hired Nicholas Ray to finish it. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Gloria Grahame and William Bendix. After a New York undercover detect... Read full article


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Quotes from

Lawrence C. Trumble: I'll go back one of these days, or my name isn't Lawrence C. Trumble.
Nick Cochran: What does the "C." stand for?
Lawrence C. Trumble: Cicero - but keep it under your hat.
Nick Cochran: What else would I do with it?


Halloran: You don't want that junk. Diamonds would only cheapen you.
Margie: Yeah. But what a way to be cheapened.


Julie Benson: Well you annoyed me a little when you belted me with that blonde!


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Facts about

Producer Howard Hughes fired director Josef von Sternberg about a third of the way through and shot the rest with Nicholas Ray.
William Talman originally tested for the role eventually played by Brad Dexter.
Robert Mitchum actually wrote several scenes for this movie when Nicholas Ray came on board to do uncredited directing so that the script would make more sense.
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