A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
2/22/1952 Five Fingers open
February 22, 1952. On this day the movie Five Fingers premiered. James Mason starred in a story of espionage in Turkey during World War II. It was based on Operation Cicero, a book by Ludwig Carl Moyzisch, which told the true story of Elyesa Bazna, a Nazi spy who worked as valet to the British ambassador.
It was nominated for two Oscars (Best Director and Best Screenplay). The MWA gave it the Edgar for Best Motion Picture. I've never seen it. Have you?