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Agent 3S3: Requiem for a Secret Agent (1966)


REQUIEM FOR A SECRET AGENT (1966)


Requiem per un agente segreto (original title)

Der Chef schickt seinen besten Mann (West Germany)
Consigna: Tánger 67 (Spain)
Un certain Monsieur Bingo (France)

1966 Italy | Spain | West Germany
Direction: Sergio Sollima
Actors: Stewart Granger, Daniela Bianchi, Peter van Eyck

After the murder of an American secret agent by an international ring of assassins, the US foregoes sending another government agent but hires an amoral mercenary named Merrill to shut the organisation down. The Americans arrange for Merrill, nicknamed Bingo, to work with a Norwegian secret agent named Erik as a Norwegian national named Edith identifies Rubeck, the head of the assassination ring. The Norwegians want Rubeck taken to Oslo to stand trial for killing all the passengers aboard an airliner when Rubeck planted a bomb to kill one passenger. The Americans initially agree but want Merrill to capture and interrogate Rubeck for the details of his organisation.

The film was Sollima’s third and last Eurospy film, and the first one he directed with his real name (in the two previous spy films he was credited as Simon Sterling).

1965 Agent 3S3: Passport to Hell (1965) as Simon Sterling
1966 Agent 3S3, Massacre in the Sun (1966) as Simon Sterling


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Music: Antonio Pérez Olea
Cinematography: Carlo Carlini
Edited by: Francisco Jaumandreu (as Francisco Jaumeandreu), Waltraut Lindenau (German version)
Art Direction: Román Calatayud, Teddy Villalba (as Tadeo Villaba)
Costume Design: Nadia Vitali
Production companies: Constantin Film, Produzioni Europee Associate (PEA) (as Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA)), Venus P.C. S.L.
Running time: 102 minutes

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Operation White Shark (1966)


OPERATION WHITE SHARK (1966)


A.D.3 operazione squalo bianco (original title)

A.D.3 opération: Requin blanc (France)

1966 Italy
Direction: Filippo Walter Ratti (as Stanley Lewis)
Actors: Rod Dana, Franca Polesello, Janine Reynaud

Swingin’ secret agent A.D. 3 battles a groovy crime organization featuring sexy Janine Reynaud and an army of women in black tights.

When “The Third Eye” – a criminal organization made up of the world’s most vicious killers – kidnaps nuclear scientist Professor Von Kraft, his secret formula for a new atomic weapon that can destroy all human life falls into their evil hands. Making things a tad difficult, however, is that the weapon is located deep beneath the ocean. Nevertheless, the Third Eye plans on experimenting with the device in little more than a week. However, the Secret Service has other ideas and asks “Jerry,” their super computer, to locate the best man to stop them: Mark Andrews (Rod Dana), a special forces secret agent who infiltrates the criminal gang under the cover of a robber who just happens to be an expert underwater diver! He also wastes no time romancing all manner of shapely women in the tightest clothes imaginable (when they’re wearing more than a modestly placed bed sheet) especially Janine Reynaud, the bisexual leader of The Third Eye, who sports a wild wardrobe of very revealing outfits.


OPERATION WHITE SHARK (1966) TRAILER



Music: Robby Poitevin
Cinematography: Vitaliano Natalucci
Edited by: Andreina Casini
Art Direction: Franco Fontana
Set Decoration: Demofilo Fidani, Mila Vitelli Valenza (as Mila Vitelli)
Costume Design: Mila Vitelli Valenza (as Mila Vitelli)
Production companies: Madison Film
Running time: 84 minutes

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Operation Kid Brother (1967)


OPERATION KID BROTHER (1967)


OK Connery (original title)

Operation Kid Brother
Kid Brother
Divided Evil

1967 Italy
Direction: Alberto De Martino
Actors: Neil Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Adolfo Celi

The evil crime syndicate Thanatos is bent on taking over the world, using a magnetic wave generator that will cause all metal-based machinery to grind to a halt. However, the well-known British secret agent normally assigned to such tasks isn’t available, so they engage his civilian brother, Neil, to help. Neil, played by Neil Connery, is a world-class plastic surgeon, hypnotist, and lip-reader, which turn out to be precisely the skills required for thwarting Thanatos.


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Music: Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai
Cinematography: Giovanni Bergamini (as Gianni Bergamini)
Edited by: Otello Colangeli
Art Direction: Franco Fontana
Set Decoration: Adolfo Cofiño (as Adolfo Cofino), Massimo Tavazzi
Costume Design: Gaia Romanini
Production companies: Produzione D.S. (Dario Sabatello)
Running time: 104 minutes

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Modesty Blaise (1966)


MODESTY BLAISE (1966)


1966 UK
Direction: Joseph Losey
Actors: Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde

A spy spoof in the 60s tradition featuring the comic book heroine Modesty Blaise set in the Italian Mediterranean.

A beautiful former criminal named Modesty (Monica Vitti) decides to go straight and so begins working for the Secret Service, which sends her to infiltrate a ring of jewel thieves. But soon after she joins the gang, dangerous head crook Gabriel (Dirk Bogarde) grows suspicious of his new recruit, and Modesty realizes that British Intelligence gave her a mission she wasn’t meant to survive. She then enlists her former partner in crime, Willie (Terence Stamp), to help her outwit both sides.


MODESTY BLAISE (1966) TRAILER



MODESTY BLAISE (1966) FULL MOVIE



Music: John Dankworth
Cinematography: Jack Hildyard (DoP), Davis Boulton (uncredited)
Edited by: Reginald Beck
Art Direction: Jack Shampan
Costume Design: Beatrice Dawson
Production companies: Modesty Blaise Ltd., Twentieth Century-Fox Productions
Running time: 119 minutes

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Masquerade (1965)


MASQUERADE (1965)


1965 United Kingdom
Direction: Basil Dearden
Actors: Cliff Robertson, Jack Hawkins, Marisa Mell

British comedy thriller film based on the 1954 novel Castle Minerva by Victor Canning.

Synopsis: An Arab heir plots his own kidnapping in a desperate bid for peace in the Middle East.


Music: Philip Green
Cinematography: Otto Heller
Edited by: John D. Guthridge
Art Direction: Jack Stevens
Costume Design: Beatrice Dawson
Production companies: Michael Relph Productions (as Novus Films Limited)
Running time: 102 minutes

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Maroc 7 (1967)


MAROC 7 (1967)


1967 United Kingdom
Direction: Gerry O’Hara
Actors: Gene Barry, Elsa Martinelli, Leslie Phillips

Louise Henderson is the editor of a respected fashion magazine, but she has a hidden career as mastermind of a ring of thieves. With their professional operation as a front, Louise uses one of her models, Claudia, and a photographer, Raymond Lowe, to steal precious artifacts and jewels.

Law enforcement agencies have their suspicions about her, so secret agent Simon Grant is assigned the case. He pretends to be a safecracker to infiltrate Louise’s gang, traveling to Morocco, where she intends to switch an imitation Arabian medallion for a priceless real one.

Grant is given cooperation in Morocco by a chief of police, Barrada, and a woman named Michelle Craig who is the chief’s top aide. Things go wrong when Grant needs to kill Lowe, who has discovered his true identity.

The theft goes on as planned, at least until Claudia is shot. To the surprise of cops and robbers alike, the precious medallion is stolen by the one person none of them suspected, Michelle, who escapes.


MAROC 7 (1967) TRAILER



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Music: Kenneth V. Jones
Cinematography: Kenneth Talbot
Edited by: John Jympson
Art Direction: Seamus Flannery, Terry Pritchard
Set Decoration: Peta Button
Costume Design: Elsa Martinelli
Production companies: Cyclone
Running time: 91 minutes

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Destination Istanbul 68 (1967)


DESTINATION: ISTANBUL 68 (1967)


Occhio per occhio, dente per dente (original title)

Destino: Estambul 68
Agente Z-55, misión Coleman (Spain alternative title)
La cave aux tortures (France alternative title)

1967 Italy | Spain
Direction: Miguel Iglesias
Actors: Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Giuliano Raffaelli, Léa Nanni

A flood of counterfeit dollars flooded the global market and is creating alarm in governments around the world. Jeff, a dynamic young journalist is commissioned by the director of his newspaper, to investigate a very strange case: find out the whereabouts of his friend, Professor Norton, who’s mysteriously disappeared.


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Music: Franco Pisano, Ennio Morricone (uncredited)
Cinematography: FGiuseppe La Torre (as Joseph L. Tower)
Edited by: Teresa Alcocer (as T. Alcocer)
Production Design: Juan Alberto Soler
Art Direction: Juan Alberto Soler (as J. Albert Soler)
Set Decoration: Carlo Gervasi (as Charles Jerwis)
Production companies: Balcázar Producciones Cinematográficas, Cinematografica Associati (CI.AS.)
Running time: 88 minutes

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Latitude Zero (1969)


LATITUDE ZERO (1969)


1h 29min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Latitude Zero (Worldwide)
Ido zero daisakusen (Japan)
Donde el mundo acaba (Spain)
Latitude zéro (France)

1969 USA | Japan
Direction: Ishirô Honda
Actors: Joseph Cotten, Cesar Romero, Akira Takarada, Masumi Okada


A journalist is saved by a giant submarine captained by a 200 year old man who takes him to an underwater paradise city where no one ages. That’s when monsters and mutants sent by the captain’s rival, a 200 year old scientist, attack.

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Music: Akira Ifukube
Cinematography: Taiichi Kankura
Edited by: Ume Takeda
Production Design: Ume Takeda
Set Decoration: Masao Fujiyoshi
Costume Design: Linda Glazman, Kiichi Ichida
Production companies: Ambassador Productions, Don Sharpe Enterprises, National General Pictures, Toho Company
Running time: 105 minutes

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (1966)


KISS KISS BANG BANG (1966)


Kiss Kiss… Bang Bang (original title)

Bacia e spara (Italy)
Kiss Kiss – Bang Bang (Spain)
Très honorable correspondant (France)

1966 Italy | Spain
Direction: Duccio Tessari
Actors: Giuliano Gemma, George Martin, Lorella De Luca

Kirk Warren, a former spy, is to be executed because he tried to steal a million dollars. But he is saved by Colonel Smithson because Sir Wilcox has prepared a mission for him. Warren has to steal a secret formula in Switzerland and try to expose the real identity of Mr. X. Kirk leaves London and Alina, his girl, together with three clumsy friends to accomplish his not so secret mission. But Kirk’s great love is always a million dollars and not a secret formula.


KISS KISS BANG BANG (1966) FULL MOVIE



KISS KISS BANG BANG (1966) POSTERS



Music: Bruno Nicolai
Cinematography: Francisco Marín
Edited by: Licia Quaglia
Art Direction: Carlo Gentili
Costume Design: Berenice Sparano
Production companies: Balcázar Producciones Cinematográficas, Mediterranee P.C., Méditerranée Cinéma, Rizzoli Film
Running time: 112 minutes (Italy) 95 minutes (Spain)

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Tiffany Memorandum (1967)


TIFFANY MEMORANDUM (1967)


Charada Internacional (original title)

Il mistero dell’ombra (Italy)
Charada internacional (Spain)
Coup de force à Berlin (France)

1967 Italy | France
Direction: Sergio Grieco (as Terence Hathaway)
Actors: Ken Clark, Irina Demick, Luigi Vannucchi

Dick Hallan, a journalist for the Herald-Tribune gets mixed up in international politics through a series of incredible coincidences and is finally coerced by the CIA (not really) to follow the intrigue to its unremarkable end.


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Music: Riz Ortolani
Cinematography: Stelvio Massi
Edited by: Renato Cinquini
Art Direction: Alberto Boccianti
Costume Design: Mario Giorsi
Production companies: Fida Cinematografica, Les Productions Jacques Roitfeld
Running time: 85 minutes

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