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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.


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.


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

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.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onOctober 13, 1952 with James Mason reprising his film role.
Henry Hathaway was first considered to direct. Micheline Presle and Alida Valli were approached for the role of Countess Staviska.
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