Flight to Tangier
Flight to Tangier is a 1953 film noir action film, directed by Charles Marquis Warren. It was released by Paramount Pictures in Technicolor and 3-D. This film also appeared in No Country for Old Men (2007). Like Flight to Tangier, it was distributed by Paramount Pictures's subsidiary Paramount Vantage (except in the United States, where it was distributed by Disney's subsidiary Miramax Films).
|Flight to Tangier|
|Directed by||Charles Marquis Warren|
|Produced by||Nat Holt|
|Written by||Charles Marquis Warren|
|Music by||Paul Sawtell|
|Edited by||Frank Bracht|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Aboard a private plane, pilot Hank Brady pulls a gun on his lone passenger, Franz Kovaz, after putting the instruments on automatic pilot. Waiting at Tangier airport is another American pilot, Gil Walker, his French girlfriend Nicki and her companion Danzer, a woman named Susan Lane, and a police lieutenant, Luzon. The plane passes over the airport, then crashes and bursts into flame.
Captured by police while investigating the wreck, Gil and Susan are taken in to Luzon's superior, Col. Wier, for questioning. It is revealed that Gil had known Hank during the war and Susan had been engaged to him.
Suspicious characters follow them, led by Danzer, who forces his way into their car. It turns out Kovaz was carrying forged documents worth a great deal of money. Gil, Susan and Nicki are held by Danzer's men, but they are found by the police, led by Luzon, who is shot and killed. Gil escapes.
Gil ends up on the run, suspected of murder, and not sure whom to trust. The plot thickens when both Hank and Kovaz turn up, having parachuted to safety from the plane. In a final confrontation, Hank and Susan are both revealed to be US government agents, working undercover. Hank is killed. During a gunfight, most of the gang, and Nicki, are killed. Gil is free to go, and he and Susan board the same plane.
- Joan Fontaine ... Susan Lane
- Jack Palance ... Gil Walker
- Corinne Calvet ... Nicki
- Robert Douglas ... Danzer
- Marcel Dalio ... Goro
- Jeff Morrow ... Colonel C.M. Wier
- Richard Shannon ... Lieutenant Bill Luzon
- Murray Matheson ... Franz Kovaz
- John Doucette ... Tirera
- John Pickard ... Hank Brady
- James K Anderson ... Dullah
- Peter Coe ... Hanrah
- John Wengraf ... Kalferez
- Bob Templeton ... Luzon's Policeman