Trivia - The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966)
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The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966)

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Taglines: The story of another war more deadly...more destructive...against the world wide opium conspiracy.

Director: Terence Young

Writers: Jo Eisinger, Ian Fleming

Stars: Senta Berger, Stephen Boyd, Yul Brynner, Angie Dickinson, ...

In an attempt to stem the heroin trade from Iran, a group of narcotics agents working for the UN inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium, in the hopes that it will lead them to the main heroin distributor in Europe. Along the way, they encounter a mysterious woman doing her own investigating of the smuggling operation. Together, they follow the trail as it leads them through the back alleys and luxury resorts of Europe.
Both Terence Young and Euan Lloyd worked for free while all the big-name actors were paid $1.00 for their work.
The film was promoted on US TV under the title "The Poppy Is Also a Flower", but when it was actually shown, the onscreen title was "Poppies Are Also Flowers".
The United Nations Secretary General asked Xerox to sponsor this production for the US, which it did.
Original Finnish censorship visa delivered on 9-8-1967.
Finnish censorship visa # T-75652 (video).
French visa # 31129.
The United Nations Secretary General asked Xerox to sponsor this production for the US, which it did. The on-screen credit says: 'This film was produced as a public service through funds provided by the XEROX CORPORATION'.
Based on a story outline by Ian Fleming who died before he could complete the screenplay.
Yul Brynner's name is misspelled in the opening credits ("Yul Brinner").
For much of the film Trevor Howard wears the famous red and gold (affectionately referred to as 'egg and bacon')tie of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
Dedicated to the memory of Adlai Stevenson, the American politician who was US Ambassador to the United Nations.
Producer Euan Lloyd wanted his friend Richard Widmark to join the ensemble cast.
Grace Kelly's first and only completed film since retiring from the screen in 1957. She was also a front runner for Marnie (1964) (for her favorite director, Alfred Hitchcock) and at the time of her death was prepping an official comeback with the never-c
One of the film's producers was Edgar Rosenberg, who had just married comedienne Joan Rivers. Rivers, a visitor to the set, rather maliciously writes that Rita Hayworth was a real handful during this time: demanding, incoherent but still looking very glam
Grace Kelly's first and only completed film since retiring from the screen in 1957. She was also a front runner for Marnie (1964) (for her favorite director, Alfred Hitchcock) and at the time of her death was prepping an official comeback with the never-completed 1982 drama "Rearranged", which paired her with Edward Meeks and Robert Dornhelm.
One of the film's producers was Edgar Rosenberg, who had just married comedienne Joan Rivers. Rivers, a visitor to the set, rather maliciously writes that Rita Hayworth was a real handful during this time: demanding, incoherent but still looking very glamorous. It is quite possible that by this time, Hayworth was already beginning to suffer from the effects of Alzheimer's Disease, which would eventually kill her.