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Crisis (1950)

Crisis (1950)

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Cary Grant's utter credibility in the role of a brilliant, world-famous brain surgeon Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson is the single element that keeps Crisis afloat. While vacationing in a politically unstable Latin American country, Ferguson and his wife, Helen (Paula Raymond), find themselves the unwilling house guests of dictator Raoul Farrago (José Ferrer). Suffering from a brain tumor, Farrago insists that Ferguson operate at once. The "crisis" of the title arises when revolutionary leader Gonzales (Gilbert Roland) demands that Farrago be killed on the operating table -- and kidnaps Dr. Ferguson's wife to bind the bargain. Unaware of his wife's plight, Ferguson proceeds with the operation, setting into motion a series of events leading to a grimly ironic denouement. Director Richard Brooks adapted the screenplay of Crisis from a story by George Tabori. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Cary Grant
as Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson
José Ferrer
as Raoul Farrago
Paula Raymond
as Helen Ferguson
Signe Hasso
as Senora Isabel Farrago
Ramon Novarro
as Col Adragon
Leon Ames
as Sam Proctor
Antonio Moreno
as Dr. Emilio Nierra
Pedro de Cordoba
as Father Del Puento
Mario Siletti
as Gen. Vaidini
Martin Garralaga
as Senor Magano
Soledad Jiminez
as Senora Farrago
Robert Tafur
as Marco Aldana
Rita Conde
as Pretty Girl
Roque Ybarra
as Man in Car
Felipe Turich
as Man with Valise
Captain Garcia
as Miguel Farrago
George J. Lewis
as Desk Clerk
Carlo Tricoli
as Nervous Man in Lobby
Audrey Betz
as Servant
Robert Lugo
as Soldier
Myron Marks
as Soldier
Alex Montoya
as Robust Indian
Margaret Martin
as Indian Woman
Juan Duval
as Proud Little Man
Al Haskell
as Soldier
Rafael Gomez
as Soldier
Fernando del Valle
as Bull Routine Man
Andy Carillo
as Man at Table
Robert Polo
as Man at Table
Jerry Riggio
as Man at Table
Melba Meredith
as Woman in Cafe
George Novarro
as Dr. Gracian
Rubén Orlando Beltrán
as Doctor's Assistant
Eddie Gomez
as Doctor's Assistant
Pepe Hern
as Student
David Cota
as Student
George Brady
as Student
Neyle Morrow
as Student
Larry Crane
as Student
Sam Herrera
as Man at Door
Merrill McCormack
as Man with Scar
Robert Cabal
as Very Young Man
Carlos Barbee
as Farrago's Friend
Amapola Del Vando
as Farrago's Friend
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Critic Reviews for Crisis

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

With such a penny-dreadful story, it is remarkable that Mr. Brooks has been able to get any substance of even passing consequences on the screen.

March 25, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Brooks is adept at maintaining the tension.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…

Slow-moving script is well-executed by cerebral director Brooks, and given vitality by Rozsa's atmospheric sound-tracking.

April 8, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Demonstrando segurança já em sua estréia como diretor, Brooks cria um filme de moral complexa que se torna mais fascinante sempre que Ferrer e Grant dividem a tela.

April 22, 2006 | Rating: 4/5

An interesting product of Dore Schary's more Reithian regime at MGM.

May 24, 2003 | Full Review…

A heavy-handed and dour political melodrama.

May 5, 2003 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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