The Poppy Is Also a Flower


Action / Crime / Drama / Mystery

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 67%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 668


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Grace Kelly as Herself in Prologue
Eli Wallach as 'Happy' Locarno
Angie Dickinson as Linda Benson
Yul Brynner as Colonel Salem
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Dario Smagata 3 / 10

An all-star cast doesn't equal a great movie, case in point!

This movie was produced by the United Nations. That's about all you really need to know. The UN has slipped up many times in history, and rarely seems to accomplish its goals, something this movie embodies perfectly. Watch it and you'll know exactly what I mean.

The movie centers around a strange plan to contaminate a large shipment of opium poppies with radioactivity, so that as the drug is refined and circulated around the world, agents can track the radioactivity and see where the opium from this particular source is going. The goal of these agents is to figure out who is involved in the opium trade so that they can be arrested and the drug trade ended.

Following the setup of this scheme, which takes quite awhile, the movie follows two of the agents around the world as they follow the radioactive opium, meeting a variety of people who are involved in the drug trade in one way or another. There is some fighting and spy stuff, but none of it manages to be exciting.

The film's climax takes place on a train, where the agents and the bad guys face off. One agent is killed, which comes as a shock as he's been there throughout the whole movie, but it doesn't matter much as the other agent still catches the drug kingpin, and the movie quickly ends.

The whole thing is narrated by Princess Grace (of Monaco), but many versions cut this out to make it feel more like a normal movie. Unfortunately, that leaves the viewer with no explanation of where anything is taking place! Even with the narration intact, this is a terrible movie and despite its obvious anti-drug stance, it does very little to actually show why drugs are bad. You will be far too bored by this movie to care about its moral.

The best part of this movie is a totally pointless 3-minute scene where Trini Lopez performs "La Bamba" in full in a nightclub. Throughout the song, he keeps begging the audience to let him leave the stage so he can catch a flight! Even he didn't want to be in this. I wonder if he got paid the token $1 like everyone else in the movie (!) or if he was just performing in whatever nightclub they decided to shoot the scene in...?

Reviewed by rodrig58 2 / 10

No excitement, no suspense, no blazing action

Many big names in this film but an actor who doesn't play a central role, steals the movie. If you haven't guessed yet, is Eli Wallach. And there is also an actress who steals it too, she's also in a supporting role, Rita Hayworth. They are the best thing of the whole movie which, is boring. Despite the fact that it has many elements of a James Bond film: director Terence Young, writer Ian Fleming, actor Harold Sakata (Oddjob in Goldfinger). The other actors, though big names, they do not excel with anything, the roles are weak, in a low and very predictable scenario: Senta Berger, Stephen Boyd, Yul Brynner, Angie Dickinson, Georges GĂ©ret, Hugh Griffith, Jack Hawkins, Trevor Howard, E.G. Marshall, Marcello Mastroianni, Amedeo Nazzari, Omar Sharif. Only Anthony Quayle is also very good in another supporting role. And, Jean-Claude Pascal(Galam Khan) is credited.

Reviewed by mark.waltz 4 / 10

Poppys will put you to sleep and so will this movie.

Curiosity is defiantly there for this all-star fiasco that means well but pushes its message so much into your face that it feels like bees attacking. The narration at the beginning indicates that this was promoted by the United Nations which gives a hint of its political backing. It would be great if the film took its mission seriously, but when leading characters spend time playing paper/rock/scissors, it becomes difficult to believe in the message. Everything starts off on the right mark with the introduction of the narcotics agents making their infiltration on the opium smugglers, and with major stars like Yul Brynnur and Omar Sharif, attention is made. Some stars are on and off so fast that their cameos are forgotten by the time the movie is over. Somewhat memorable, but probably not for the right reason is the lengthy cameo by Rita Hayworth as an obviously addicted mob wife and Angie Dickinson as a double agent. Toss in a few songs including "Lemon Tree" and "La Bamba" for a distraction from the silliness (as well as cameos from a few musical oddities) and a plot that goes all over the map, literally.

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