Topkapi Poster

Release Date: October 5th, 2001

DVD Release Date: December 11th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
Beautiful thief Elizabeth Lipp (Melina Mercouri) and criminal genius Walter Harper (Maximilian Schell) put together a plan to steal an emerald-encrusted dagger from Istanbul's Topkapi Palace. As part of their crew, they hire small-time hustler Arthur Simon Simpson (Peter Ustinov) to act as their fall guy. When the Turkish secret police capture Simpson at the border, they persuade him to spy on his partners in crime, mistakenly believing that they're Communist agents plotting an assassination.

Cast: Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley, Akim Tamiroff, Gilles Segal, Jess Hahn, Titos Vandis

Director: Jules Dassin

Genres: Thriller, Comedy

Production Co: Filmways Pictures

Keywords: 1960s, Police station, Pursuit, Playful, Police officer


Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical