Topkapi (1964) is a Technicolor heist film made by Filmways Pictures and distributed by United Artists.
Elizabeth Lipp (Melina Mercouri) visits Istanbul, where she sees a traveling fair featuring replicas of treasures from the Topkapı Palace. Next she cases the Topkapı, fascinated by the emerald-encrusted dagger of Sultan Mahmud I. Leaving Turkey, she recruits her ex-lover, Swiss master-criminal Walter Harper (Maximilian Schell), to plan a theft of the dagger. They engage Cedric Page (Robert Morley), master of all things mechanical; Giulio, "The Human Fly" (Gilles Ségal), a mute acrobat; and the burly Hans (Jess Hahn), who will provide the muscle needed for the job.
|award||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|contentLocation||Greece Istanbul Turkey|
|keywords||arrest crown jewels end engage even gang member injured kremlin mahmud i moscow kremlin nothing police headquarter police officer regalia of the russian tsars russian imperial crown jewels sultan topkapı palace topkapi palace trap travel walk|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|theme||crime comedy heist|