Crisis
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Cary Grant's utter credibility in the role of a brilliant, world-famous brain surgeon Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson is the single element that keeps Crisis afloat. While vacationing in a politically unstable Latin American country, Ferguson and his wife, Helen (Paula Raymond), find themselves the unwilling house guests of dictator Raoul Farrago (José Ferrer). Suffering from a brain tumor, Farrago insists that Ferguson operate at once. The "crisis" of the title arises when revolutionary leader Gonzales (Gilbert Roland) demands that Farrago be killed on the operating table -- and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"With such a penny-dreadful story, it is remarkable that Mr. Brooks has been able to get any substance of even passing consequences on the screen."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Demonstrando segurança já em sua estréia como diretor, Brooks cria um filme de moral complexa que se torna mais fascinante sempre que Ferrer e Grant dividem a tela."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Brooks is adept at maintaining the tension."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"An interesting product of Dore Schary's more Reithian regime at MGM."
‑ , Film4
"Slow-moving script is well-executed by cerebral director Brooks, and given vitality by Rozsa's atmospheric sound-tracking."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A heavy-handed and dour political melodrama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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