Movies: Exotic Placesby qempyrean | created - 29 Mar 2017 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
Typically one-word titles from classic Hollywood, supposedly taking place in "exotic" foreign locations.
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1. Calcutta (1947)
Passed | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.
2. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.
Votes: 487,639 | Gross: $1.02M
3. Singapore (1947)
Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
After WW2, an American skipper returns to Singapore to recuperate his hidden stash of pearls and to search for his sweetheart who disappeared during a Japanese attack in 1942.
4. Morocco (1930)
Passed | 92 min | Drama, Romance
A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by the results of his womanizing and due to the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself.
5. Macao (1952)
Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?
7. Lisbon (1956)
Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
High stakes battle of wits and morals between gentlemen crooks, set in beautiful Portugal. A smuggler is hired to kidnap the rich husband of an American woman who's just arrived in Lisbon, Portugal.
8. Tanganyika (1954)
Approved | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In Kenya, in 1903, when escaped murderer Abel McCracken instigates the Nukumbi tribe to raid white settlements, colonist John Gale organizes a human hunt to capture McCracken.
Votes: 148 | Gross: $1.30M
9. Bengazi (1955)
79 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
An American with a shady past joins with a morally-bankrupt Irishman to find treasure buried by Arabs in a deserted mosque in the Sahara. The situation becomes complicated when they are surrounded by bellicose Bedouin bandits.
10. Bagdad (1949)
Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
An English-educated Bedouin princess returns to Bagdad to find her father murdered, a corrupt ruling Pasha in charge and various local factions warring for control of the Caliphate.
11. Malaga (1954)
Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Joanna Dane, a former O.S.S. operator (forerunner of the CIA), is sent to Tangier by the American authorities to find out who is behind a powerful ring of smugglers that does a booming ... See full summary »
12. Malaga (1960)
97 min | Crime, Drama
A jewel thief pulls off a big heist, stabs his partner-in-crime in the back, dumps his girlfriend and goes on the run with the loot. The ex-partner and the girlfriend team up to go after him.
14. Saigon (1948)
Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After WW2, two army buddies, one of them terminally-ill, embark on a series of adventures in South-East Asia and run across a dangerous criminal and his pretty secretary.
15. Shanghai (1935)
75 min | Drama, Romance
Shanghai is a 1935 film directed by James Flood, produced by Walter Wanger, distributed by Paramount Pictures, and starring Loretta Young and Charles Boyer. The picture's supporting cast ... See full summary »
17. Khartoum (1966)
Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the Sudan, in 1884 to 1885, Egyptian forces led by British General Charles "Chinese" Gordon (Charlton Heston) defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim Army led by a religious fanatic, Mohammed Ahmed el Mahdi (Sir Laurence Olivier).
18. Sudan (1945)
Passed | 76 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Young, lovely Naila becomes queen of the ancient Egyptian kingdom of Khemis when her father is killed in a slave revolt. Continuing her penchant for going incognito among the people, she ... See full summary »
20. Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)
G | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1883, ship captain Hanson plans a shipwreck salvage mission in The Dutch East Indies to retrieve a cargo of pearls but an unexpected volcano eruption and a state-ordered transport of convicts upset his plans.
Votes: 1,311 | Gross: $2.40M
21. Escape from Zahrain (1962)
Approved | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A hunted revolutionary leads a rag tag group of individuals through the desert in an attempt to elude the security forces and escape the fictitious Arab country of Zahrain.
22. Flight to Tangier (1953)
Approved | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
During the Cold War, a mysterious plane, carrying $3 million, arrives at Tangier airport and various interested parties try to grab the cash.
24. Port Afrique (1956)
Approved | 92 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Rip Reardon, ex-Army flier, returns to his home in French Morocco and finds his wife dead, and he suspects she has been murdered. Police Colonel Moussac insists she committed suicide. Rip ... See full summary »
25. Sirocco (1951)
Passed | 98 min | Action, Drama, Film-Noir
A cynical American expatriate gets involved in smuggling and gun-running for the rebels during the 1925 Syrian insurgency against French occupation.
26. Timbuktu (1959)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
In 1940 Col. Dufort arrives in Timbuktu with his wife to take over the French garrison. This garrison is threatened by a Tuareg uprising supposedly inspired by Mohamet Adjani -- a holy man ... See full summary »
29. Storm Over Tibet (1952)
Unrated | 87 min | Adventure
During World War II, David Simms pilots supplies between India and China over the Himalaya Mountains. One day he's forced to miss a flight and is replaced by his friend, Bill March. March's... See full summary »
30. Suez (1938)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance
Ferdinand de Lesseps, disappointed in love, is sent as a junior diplomat to the Isthmus of Suez, and realizes it's just the place for a canal.
32. Cairo (1963)
91 min | Crime, Drama
A man called Major is in Cairo after being released from a German Prison. He is there to proceed with his plan to steal the jewelry from the King Tutankhamen exhibit at the national gallery... See full summary »
33. Bombay Clipper (1942)
Passed | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An American Foreign Correspodent, Jim Wilson, and his wife Frankie, who wishes he would give up his traveling job and settle down in one location, get involved with some foreign spies of an... See full summary »