Topkapi
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1964
Director: Jules Dassin
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-869418
Running time: 1:59 (119 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Widescreen 1.66:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: December 11, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#1820)
Status: Available
Purchase date: December 18, 2001
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
A "skillful blend of romance and comedy" (The Hollywood Reporter), Topkapi shimmers with hilarity, action and great performances! Fun-filled and suspenseful, it's "an incredibly ingenious affair [and] a considerable pleasure to watch" (Newsweek)!

Trouble brews beneath the exotically curved towers of Istanbul when the equally exotic - and equally curved - Elizabeth Lipp (Melina Mercouri) recruits her former lover (Maximilian Schell) in a scheme to heist the pride of the city's Topkapi museum: a jewel-encrusted dagger. But the "job" soon turns into a high-tension, high-wire performance - literally - when the bumbling fall guy (Peter Ustinov) and other amateurs they've hired as help find they'll have to lift their prize while dangling from the museum's vaulted ceiling!
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Genres
Suspense/Thriller
Comedy
Classic
Studios
Production Studios:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
 • United Artists
 • Filmways Pictures
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
French
Spanish
Tags
Jukebox
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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 • Feature Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Jules Dassin....Director
Writing
Eric Ambler....Original Material By
Monja Danischewsky....Screenwriter
Production
Jules Dassin....Producer
Cinematography
Henri Alekan....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Roger Dwyre....Film Editor
Music
Manos Hadjidakis....Composer
Cast
Melina Mercouri....Elizabeth Lipp
Peter Ustinov....Arthur Simon Simpson
Maximilian Schell....Walter Harper
Robert Morley....Cedric Page
Jess Hahn....Hans Fisher, Giulio's Holder
Gilles Ségal....Giulio the Human Fly
Akim Tamiroff....Gerven the Cook
Titos Vandis....Harback
Ege Ernart....Maj. Ali Tufan, Turkish Security
Senih Orkan....First Shadow
Ahmet Danyal Topatan....Second Shadow
Joseph Dassin....Josef
Despo Diamantidou....Voula
Amy Dalby....Nanny