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The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966)

Poppies Are Also Flowers (original title)
United Nations narcotics agents attempt to trace heroin shipments from the Afghanistan-Iran border to the main European distributor.

Director:

Terence Young

Writers:

Jo Eisinger (screenplay), Ian Fleming (story)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Senta Berger ... Maxine
Stephen Boyd ... Benson
Yul Brynner ... Col. Salem
Angie Dickinson ... Linda Benson
Georges Géret ... Superintendent Roche (as Georges Geret)
Hugh Griffith ... Salah Rahman Khan
Jack Hawkins ... Gen. Bahar
Rita Hayworth ... Monique Marko
Trevor Howard ... Sam Lincoln
Trini López ... Trini Lopez (as Trini Lopez)
E.G. Marshall ... Coley Jones
Marcello Mastroianni ... Inspector Mosca
Amedeo Nazzari ... Capt. Di Nonno
Anthony Quayle ... Capt. Vanderbilt
Gilbert Roland ... Serge Marko
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Storyline

In an attempt to stem the heroin trade from Iran, a group of narcotics agents working for the UN inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium, in the hopes that it will lead them to the main heroin distributor in Europe. Along the way, they encounter a mysterious woman doing her own investigating of the smuggling operation. Together, they follow the trail as it leads them through the back alleys and luxury resorts of Europe. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

The story of another war more deadly...more destructive...against the world wide opium conspiracy. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Yul Brynner's name is misspelled in the opening credits ("Yul Brinner"). See more »

Quotes

Coley Jones: Is this place taken?
[he sits down]
Coley Jones: Madame, would you mind if I smoked?
Coley Jones: I noticed you took a pill. I thought perhaps...
[he waves his packet of cigars at her]
Monique Marko: huh? Nothing. Small headache.
Coley Jones: Are you sure the smoke won't distress you?
Monique Marko: I'm never distressed by smoke. Surely not. But thank you.
Coley Jones: Not at all. I have a headache myself. I wonder if it would be too much to ask if, eh...
Monique Marko: The aspirin?
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in The Killing Floor (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

La Bamba
Performed by Trini López
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MST3K/Rifftrax fodder!
8 February 2019 | by levitationistSee all my reviews

Tutu the poodle was the most memorable actor in this star-littered film!

I kept waiting for Jonah and the Bots and/or Mike, Bill and Kevin to do commentary. (Would have made the film more watchable!)


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Country:

France | Austria | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Opium Connection See more »

Filming Locations:

Isfahan, Iran See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Optiphone)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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