Adventure, Comedy, Crime

MovieDiva Film Series Presents


  • Wed, Sep 27
    • 7:00pm
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An emerald studded dagger in an Istanbul palace museum proves an overwhelming temptation to a sultry jewel thief. This frothy yet suspenseful caper, shimmering with 1960s glam and skillfully adapted from Eric Ambler’s novel, has inspired countless imitations.

Elizabeth Lipp may very well be the first female criminal mastermind of the movies. She’s thoroughly in charge of the operation, because she knows how to delegate, as well as how to use her charms. Ustinov won an Oscar for his jittery conspirator. He said, “I have a special affection for Topkapi. The character is so absurd. I love the idea of a man who aims low and misses.”