Crisis Reviews

  • Jul 29, 2015

    An "innocent" bourgeois American couple, a doctor and his wife, get mixed up, while vacationing abroad, in "foreign" intrigue, with a (pro-US) Latin American dictator. And not only are they "innocent", but so is the American oil company executive (who, however, lets them know that he's an "unofficial" US ambassador). (All the Americans here are innocent. Only the Americans here are innocent.) But still it's not as bad as it sounds. It's like a Hitchcock movie, but without Hitchcock, less stylish, more serious.

    An "innocent" bourgeois American couple, a doctor and his wife, get mixed up, while vacationing abroad, in "foreign" intrigue, with a (pro-US) Latin American dictator. And not only are they "innocent", but so is the American oil company executive (who, however, lets them know that he's an "unofficial" US ambassador). (All the Americans here are innocent. Only the Americans here are innocent.) But still it's not as bad as it sounds. It's like a Hitchcock movie, but without Hitchcock, less stylish, more serious.

  • Dec 15, 2014

    strange mix 2 find grant in yea we can post again!

    strange mix 2 find grant in yea we can post again!

  • Sep 28, 2013

    Interesting Richard Brooks directorial debut is somewhat of a forgotten Cary Grant gem. It's not a classic and actually drags at a number of points, but it's an intriguing story of brain surgeon Grant being compelled to treat a South American dictator of an unnamed country, played by José Ferrer. Like most Brooks films, it's intelligent and gritty, even if it is a bit slow in parts.

    Interesting Richard Brooks directorial debut is somewhat of a forgotten Cary Grant gem. It's not a classic and actually drags at a number of points, but it's an intriguing story of brain surgeon Grant being compelled to treat a South American dictator of an unnamed country, played by José Ferrer. Like most Brooks films, it's intelligent and gritty, even if it is a bit slow in parts.

  • Corey n Super Reviewer
    Dec 07, 2011

    This film stars Cary Grant as a doctor on vacation with his wife in a South American country. But he is sort of kidnapped by a dictator in the country and asked to perform brain surgery to remove a tumor that will kill him. But he does not like this dictator's policy with his country and how he treats his citizens. He is asked by rebels to kill him on the operating table. But his moral code as a doctor forces his hand to save this man. The story was interesting and had many entertaining parts. Cary Grant is excellent as usual in his role. Actor Jose Ferrer is also quite good as the dying dictator. Overall this was a solid watch. If your a Cary Grant fan then check it out. Well worth the watch.

    This film stars Cary Grant as a doctor on vacation with his wife in a South American country. But he is sort of kidnapped by a dictator in the country and asked to perform brain surgery to remove a tumor that will kill him. But he does not like this dictator's policy with his country and how he treats his citizens. He is asked by rebels to kill him on the operating table. But his moral code as a doctor forces his hand to save this man. The story was interesting and had many entertaining parts. Cary Grant is excellent as usual in his role. Actor Jose Ferrer is also quite good as the dying dictator. Overall this was a solid watch. If your a Cary Grant fan then check it out. Well worth the watch.

  • Nov 28, 2011

    intersting early effort from writer/director brooks which gets added weight from the 2 leads grant and ferrer

    intersting early effort from writer/director brooks which gets added weight from the 2 leads grant and ferrer

  • Dec 19, 2010

    Grandious Portrait of a Latin American Country in the Permanently Fight for Power between a Mad & Ruthless Dictator and the also Mad Revolutionarys a Folk tortured from on Tyrann after another and the only Noble Person's are the Doctor and his Wife Dictators destroy Lifes Doctor saves life but sometimes they must safe Dictator's Life so they can destroy more Life that's a Neverending Circle Impressive & Stylish Scenes of Revolution & Latin American Culture Cary Grant, José Ferrer, Paula Raymond & Signe Hasso are hillarious

    Grandious Portrait of a Latin American Country in the Permanently Fight for Power between a Mad & Ruthless Dictator and the also Mad Revolutionarys a Folk tortured from on Tyrann after another and the only Noble Person's are the Doctor and his Wife Dictators destroy Lifes Doctor saves life but sometimes they must safe Dictator's Life so they can destroy more Life that's a Neverending Circle Impressive & Stylish Scenes of Revolution & Latin American Culture Cary Grant, José Ferrer, Paula Raymond & Signe Hasso are hillarious