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Topkapi (1964) was a Adventure - Crime Film directed by Jules Dassin and produced by Jules Dassin, Roger Dwyre and Lee Katz.

The film was based on the novel The Light of Day written by Eric Ambler published in 1962.

Academy Awards 1964 --- Ceremony Number 37 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActorPeter UstinovWon

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Topkapi (1964)

By Beatrice on Mar 17, 2018 From Flickers in Time

Topkapi Directed by Jules Dassin Written by Monja Danischewski from a novel by Eric Ambler 1964/USA Filmways Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental Walter Harper: It’s your most endearing quality. Despite some excellent performances I was underwhelmed by this heist movie. Master criminals ... Read full article

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Arthur Simon Simpson: It's not a question of losing my nerve; I never *had* nerve!

Elizabeth Lipp: And where do we find these lily-white innocents?

Elizabeth Lipp: There's a secret stairway in the Kremlin - the Romanov jewels...

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Cited by Mission: Impossible TV series creator Bruce Geller as the inspiration for his own series.
Six weeks after the release of Topkapi, a similar, real-life heist took place at a New York City museum. Although 22 gems were stolen, they were recovered within 48 hours.
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