Tehran (film)

Tehran is a 1946 British-Italian thriller film co-directed by Giacomo Gentilomo and William Freshman. It stars Derek Farr as Pemberton Grant, a British intelligence officer who discovers a plot to assassinate the President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Tehran Conference during the Second World War. It also featured Marta Labarr, Manning Whiley and Pamela Stirling. [1] It was also released under the alternative titles Appointment in Persia and The Plot to Kill Roosevelt and Conspiracy in Teheran.[2]

British theatrical poster
Directed byWilliam Freshman
Giacomo Gentilomo
Produced byJohn Stafford
Ákos Tolnay
Written byÁkos Tolnay
William Freshman
Basil Mason
A.R. Rawlinson
Based ona story by Dorothy Hope
StarringDerek Farr
Marta Labarr
Music byEnzo Masetti
CinematographyUbaldo Arata (as U. Arata)
Edited byRenzo Lucidi
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
3 October 1946 (Italy)
1947 (UK)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was shot at the Scalera Studios in Rome.


In 1943, Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt meet at the Teheran conference to agree plans for the Allied invasion of Europe. Whilst attempting to trace ballerina Natalie Trubetzin (Marta Labarr), who he met before the outbreak of war, British journalist Pemberton Grant (Derek Farr) uncovers a deadly conspiracy. The plot, led by Paul Sherek (Manning Whiley), involves international arms dealers, who can't afford to, and do not wish to have peace declared, and plan to blow up President Roosevelt during his visit.

Partial cast

Critical reception

The Radio Times called the film a "shambolic British thriller";[3] TV Guide wrote, "Whiley's performance alone provides some semblance of acting, and the technical end is almost totally incompetent";[4] but Allmovie wrote, "Even though the audience knows the outcome, there's thrills aplenty in The Plot to Kill Roosevelt."[2]


Tehran on IMDb

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