Poppies Are Also Flowers (1966, USA/AUT) C-95m. * D: Terence Young. Starring Senta Berger, Stephen Boyd, Yul Brynner, Angie Dickinson, Georges Géret, Hugh Griffith, Jack Hawkins, Rita Hayworth, Trevor Howard, Trini López, E.G. Marshall, Marcello Mastroianni, Anthony Quayle, Harold Sakata, Omar Sharif, Barry Sullivan, Nadja Tiller, Eli Wallach, Howard Vernon, Marilú Tolo. Gargantuan cast in gargantuan misfire about some inspectors' attempts to stem international drug trafficking, especially the opium production in the Middle East. Incredibly poor plot is based on a story by Ian Fleming (with Terence Young of James Bond fame as a director - to no avail). You just go from one cameo to the next. Also known as DANGER GROWS WILD, THE OPIUM CONNECTION, and THE POPPY IS ALSO A FLOWER.


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