Tag Archives: Akim Tamiroff

My Girl Tisa (1948) Elliott Nugent, Lilli Palmer, Sam Wanamaker, Akim Tamiroff, Drama

my-girl-tisa-1948
My Girl Tisa gave American audiences their first real glimpse of the charms of Lilli Palmer, who had been making waves in Great Britain in a number of films for a decade previously. Here she has the starring role as a Hungarian immigrant dealing with the plight of survival in New York’s Lower East Side, swarming with tenement apartments, sweatshops and all the rascals needed to keep the plot spinning. Sam Wanamaker was a pleasant choice for a co-star and Warners surrounded them with a top notch supporting cast, headed by Akim Tamiroff (studying hard for his naturalization test), Hugo Haas, Stella Adler and Alan Hale and gave the production some nice pictorial touches with regard to costumes and music for the early 20th century flavor.

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Five Graves to Cairo (1943) Billy Wilder, Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Thriller, War

Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
June, 1942. The British Army, retreating ahead of victorious Rommel, leaves a lone survivor on the Egyptian border–Corporal John Bramble, who finds refuge at a remote desert hotel…soon to be German HQ. To survive, Bramble assumes an identity which proves perilous. The new guest of honor is none other than Rommel, hinting of his secret strategy, code-named ‘five graves.’ And the fate of the British in Egypt depends on whether a humble corporal can penetrate the secret…

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