Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1956
AuthorsMilland, Ray
Running Time1h 30min
Date Released08/17/1956
DistributorRepublic Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

Lisbon is a 1956 American film noir crime film adapted from a short story by Martin Rackin. For Capt. Robert John Evans (Ray Milland), smuggling black-market goods is nothing out of the ordinary. But one day he's hired by Aristides Mavros (Claude Rains) for a more involved assignment -- sneaking an imprisoned American from behind the Iron Curtain. The job seems challenging enough, but when he meets the prisoner's sultry wife, Sylvia (Maureen O'Hara), he realizes his mission comes with a startling catch. The topic of the film was sensitive under the Cold War perspective of the 1950s and there were initial concerns about how Paramount would deal with a story involving the Iron Curtain. Nevertheless, the film was produced and successfully released, bearing the tagline "After Casablanca they all came to... Lisbon."

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