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Tom Dollar (1967)


TOM DOLLAR (1967)


1967 Italy | France
Direction: Marcello Ciorciolini (as Frank Red)
Actors: Maurice Poli, Giorgia Moll, Erika Blanc

As an Iranian prince is killed just before signing a deal giving mining rights to an uranium mine to the USA the CIA, fearing that the same will happen to his heiress, princess Sania, tasks agent Tom Dollar with the mission of discovering who’s behind it.


TOM DOLLAR (1967) FULL MOVIE



Music: Mario Capuano
Cinematography: Rino Filippini
Edited by: Luciano Anconetani
Production Design: Giulia Mafai
Costume Design: Giulia Mafai
Production companies:

  • Les Films Jacques Leitienne
  • Tigielle 33

Running time: 90 minutes

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The Killer Likes Candy (1968)


THE KILLER LIKES CANDY (1968)


Un killer per sua maestà (original title)

1968 Italy | France | West Germany
Direction: Federico Chentrens (as Richard Owens), Maurice Cloche
Actors: Kerwin Mathews, Marilù Tolo, Venantino Venantini

Shrewd and evasive ex-Nazi and top assassin Oscar Snell is determined to rub out the King of Kafiristan. Snell’s sole weakness is his sweet tooth; he leaves candy wrappers at the scene of his every crime. It’s up to no-nonsense CIA agent Mark Stone to find Snell and stop him before it’s too late.


THE KILLER LIKES CANDY (1968) TRAILER



Music: Gianni Marchetti
Cinematography: Fausto Zuccoli
Edited by: Otello Colangeli
Art Direction: Luciano Vincenti
Costume Design: Virgilio Ciarlo
Production companies:

  • Critérion Film
  • Eichberg-Film
  • Franca Film

Running time: 85 minutes

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Die Slowly, You’ll Enjoy It More (1967)


DIE  SLOWLY, YOU’LL ENJOY IT MORE (1967)


Mister Dynamit – Morgen küßt euch der Tod (original title)

aka Spy Today, Die Tomorrow

1967 West Germany | Austria | Italy | Spain
Direction: Franz Josef Gottlieb
Actors: Lex Barker, Maria Perschy, Amedeo Nazzari

Millionaire Baretti pays a gang to rob an atomic bomb from an American silo, and then blackmails the USA Government for a huge amount of money. German secret service (BND) agent ‘Dynamite’ will use his fists, guns and more in a violent bomb chase. In the end, Barelli’s accomplices are dead or arrested, but he escapes unmolested, while Mr. Dynamite spends time in a Mediterranean resort with a lovely woman.


DIE  SLOWLY, YOU’LL ENJOY IT MORE (1967) INTRO


 


Music: Gianni Marchetti, Armando Trovajoli
Cinematography: Juan Gelpí, Siegfried Hold
Edited by: Gisa Radicchi Levi, Liliana Serra
Art Direction: Juan Alberto Soler
Production companies:

  • Parnass Film
  • Discobolo Film
  • Teide P.C.

Running time: 108 minutes

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Seven Golden Men (1965)


SEVEN GOLDEN MEN (1965)


7 uomini d’oro (original title)

1966 Italy | France | Spain
Direction: Marco Vicario
Actors: Rossana Podestà, Philippe Leroy, Gastone Moschin

A professor of crime (Philippe Leroy), his mistress (Rossana Podesta) and their gang plan to steal tons of gold from a Swiss bank.


SEVEN GOLDEN MEN (1965) FULL MOVIE



Music: Armando Trovajoli
Cinematography: Ennio Guarnieri
Edited by: Roberto Cinquini, Pedro del Rey
Production Design: Jaime Pérez Cubero
Art Direction: Arrigo Equini, Piero Poletto
Set Decoration: Dario Micheli
Costume Design: Gaia Romanini Carlo Egidi, Jaime Pérez Cubero
Production companies:

  • As Films Producción
  • Atlantica Cinematografica Produzione Films
  • Paris Union Films

Running time: 95 minutes

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Seven Golden Men Strike Again (1966)


SEVEN GOLDEN MEN STRIKE AGAIN (1966)


Il grande colpo dei 7 uomini d’oro (original title)

1966 Italy | France | Spain
Direction: Marco Vicario
Actors: Philippe Leroy, Rossana Podestà, Gastone Moschin

The Professor (Leroy) and his men are captured by U.S. agents during an attempted train robbery. To avoid jail, they must kidnap a Latin dictator. The film is filled with cool sci-fi gadgets, including flying jetpacks. Austin Powers would love this fast moving, groovy sci-fi intrigue thriller.

Seven Golden Men Strike Again (the sequel to Seven Golden Men) is mostly remembered for stealing Green Arrow’s boxing glove arrow gimmick and modifying it to be used with a bazooka.

It is also remembered for such suspenseful spy moments such as when the professor in charge of things repeatedly broadcasts his burps to his sexy assistant’s speaker-broach in an effort to prevent her from getting hot and heavy with the Latin American dictator she’s trying to seduce as part of a plot to kidnap him.

There’s also the incident where the Professor plays some funky music over the ship’s radio as part of his getaway plan which causes the sailors on other ships who hear it to do some simple dance steps. Clearly, the world of mid 1960s Italian espionage cinema was one where thinking outside the box was as routine as using giant electromagnets on a submarine to hijack a large freighter loaded down with Russian gold!”

Check out the full review by Monster Hunter.


SEVEN GOLDEN MEN STRIKE AGAIN (1966) TRAILER



SEVEN GOLDEN MEN STRIKE AGAIN (1966) POSTERS



Music: Armando Trovajoli
Cinematography: Ennio Guarnieri
Edited by: Nino Baragli, María Ana Roca
Production Design: Carlo Egidi, Jaime Pérez Cubero
Art Direction: Arrigo Equini, Piero Poletto
Set Decoration: Francesco Bronzi
Costume Design: Gaia Romanini
Production companies:

  • Atlantica Cinematografica Produzione Films
  • Estela Films
  • Franco London Films

Running time: 97 minutes

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077: Espionage in Tangiers (1965)


ESPIONAGE IN TANGIERS (1965)


Marc Mato, agente S. 077 (original title)

1965 Italy | Spain
Direction: Gregg G. Tallas
Actors: Luis Dávila, José Greci, Perla Cristal

When a professor’s powerful invention, a molecular disintegration weapon (Death Ray) is stolen, it’s up to super cool agent 077 Mike Murphy to retrieve the dangerous tool and take care of the potential evildoers.


Secret Agent 077 was officially a trilogy of Eurospy films with Ken Clark as Dick Malloy. However “077” was used on posters or advertising of several other Eurospy films with little or no relationship to each other perhaps to exploit the audience’s knowledge of 007.

OFFICIAL ENTRIES:

• Agent 077 – Mission Bloody Mary (1965) starring Ken Clark
• Agent 077 From the Orient with Fury (1965) starring Ken Clark
• Special Mission Lady Chaplin (1966) starring Ken Clark

OTHER FILMS:

• Espionage in Lisbon (1965) – Brett Halsey as Agent 077 George Farrell
• Espionage in Tangier (1965) – Luis Dávila as Agent S.077 Mike Murphy | Marc Mato
• Secret Agent Fireball (1965) – Richard Harrison as Agent Bob Fleming (077 in some countries)
• Killers Are Challenged (1966) – Richard Harrison as Agent Bob Fleming (077 in some countries)
• Golden Eyes Secret Agent 077 (1968)


ESPIONAGE IN TANGIERS (1965) TRAILER



Music: Benedetto Ghiglia
Cinematography: Alvaro Mancori, Rafael Pacheco
Edited by: José Antonio Rojo
Production companies:

  • Atlántida Films
  • Dorica Film

Running time: 98 minutes

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077: Ypotron – Final Countdown (1966)


YPOTRON – FINAL COUNTDOWN (1966)


Agente Logan – missione Ypotron (original title)

aka “Mike Murphy 077 gegen Ypotron”

1966 Italy | Spain | France
Direction: Giorgio Stegani (as George Finley)
Actors: Luis Dávila, Gaia Germani, Alfredo Mayo

Doctor Morrow, a scientist who works for NASA, has mysteriously disappeared. The Secret Service investigates. Agent Lemmy Logan is in charge of the case. He discovers that that Leikman – a former Nazi scientist – is developing Ypotron, a weapon that could destroy a large part of the world. Leikman wants to use Dr. Morrow’s scientific knowledge. This is an Europsy movie from the sixties with some nice locations en beautiful women. There is to an entertaining music score by Nico Fidenco throughout the film.


Secret Agent 077 was officially a trilogy of Eurospy films with Ken Clark as Dick Malloy. However “077” was used on posters or advertising of several other Eurospy films with little or no relationship to each other perhaps to exploit the audience’s knowledge of 007.

OFFICIAL ENTRIES:

• Agent 077 – Mission Bloody Mary (1965) starring Ken Clark
• Agent 077 From the Orient with Fury (1965) starring Ken Clark
• Special Mission Lady Chaplin (1966) starring Ken Clark

OTHER FILMS:

• Espionage in Lisbon (1965) – Brett Halsey as Agent 077 George Farrell
• Espionage in Tangier (1965) – Luis Dávila as Agent S.077 Mike Murphy | Marc Mato
• Secret Agent Fireball (1965) – Richard Harrison as Agent Bob Fleming (077 in some countries)
• Killers Are Challenged (1966) – Richard Harrison as Agent Bob Fleming (077 in some countries)
• Golden Eyes Secret Agent 077 (1968)


Music: Nico Fidenco
Cinematography: Rafael Pacheco
Edited by: Andreina Casini
Production Design: Arrigo Equini
Set Decoration: Arrigo Equini
Costume Design: Elio Micheli, Fausto Sarli
Production companies:

  • Atlántida Films
  • Dorica Film
  • Euro International Film (EIA)

Running time: 100 minutes

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Lucky the Inscrutable (1967)


LUCKY THE INSCRUTABLE (1967)


Lucky, el intrépido (original title)

1967 Spain | Italy | West Germany
Direction: Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)
Actors: Ray Danton, Barbara Bold, Dante Posani

An American secret agent is sent to Europe to track down a ring of counterfeiters. His investigation takes him from Rome to Albania, where he gets involved with a sexy Albanian police commissioner.

Patty Shepard, very young in this film, went on to become a famous cult star of Spanish horror cinema several years later.

The film was not shown theatrically in the USA.


LUCKY THE INSCRUTABLE (1967) OPENING CREDITS



LUCKY THE INSCRUTABLE (1967) SCREEN SHOTS




Music: Bruno Nicolai
Cinematography: Fulvio Testi
Edited by: Antonietta Zita
Art Direction: Carlos Viudes
Production companies:

  • Atlántida Films
  • Dauro Films
  • Explorer Film ’58
  • Fono Roma
  • Tele-Cine Film- und Fernsehproduktion

Running time: 91 minutes

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Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966)


KISS THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM DIE (1966)


Se tutte le donne del mondo… (Operazione Paradiso) (original title)

1966 Italy
Direction: Henry Levin, Arduino Maiuri
Actors: Mike Connors, Dorothy Provine, Raf Vallone

In this spoof of spy films, CIA agent, Kelly, is in Rio de Janeiro spying on a wealthy industrialist, David Ardonian, who secretly plans to turn the world sterile and repopulate it with his harem. UK spy, Susan Fleming, helps Kelly. An outlandish science-fiction, comedy-thriller full of tongue-and-cheek action, ingenious gadgets in the James Bond style combining violence and tension with polished villainy and flippant espionage, as the resourceful CIA Mike “Mannix” Connors and British agents, Dorothy Provine and Terry-Thomas (both previously in “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”) escape death-traps on land, sea and air.

A favourite of Quentin Tarantino, the 1960’s James Bond spoof offers bags of personality and technical skill, with an opening set-piece atop Rio de Janeiro that puts the early Bond to shame. Featuring a hero with a passion for guns, girls and bananas, Kiss The Girls is notable for the location filming, wonderfully elaborate costumes sported by, a wonderful gag involving a Rolls Royce, and Terry Thomas as a karate-chopping chauffeur.


KISS THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM DIE (1966) TRAILER



KISS THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM DIE (1966) FULL MOVIE




KISS THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM DIE (1966) POSTERS


 


Music: Mario Nascimbene
Cinematography: Aldo Tonti
Edited by: Alberto Gallitti, Ralph Kemplen
Production Design: Mario Garbuglia
Set Decoration: Emilio D’Andria
Costume Design: Maria De Matteis, Piero Gherardi
Production companies: Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica
Running time: 106 minutes

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Kiss and Kill (1967)


KISS AND KILL (1967)


Feng liu tie han (original title)

1967 Hong Kong
Direction: Takumi Furukawa, Kang Cheng (co-director)
Actors: Diana Chung-Wen Chang, Paul Chang, Tina Chin-Fei

A military plane carrying a nuclear load explodes mid-air after being hit by mysterious electronic rays. Secret agents are immediately ordered to trace its source. Sculptor Liang Tien Hong finds himself in the middle of this mishap.

Hong Kong remake of the European spy movie Passport to Hell: Secret Agent 3S3

In that movie, the lead character, Walter Ross, CIA Agent 3S3 (a designation meaning secret agent number 3 of the 3rd Special Division) was played by Georgio (George) Ardisson.

Although in this Chinese movie, the lead role was played by Paul Chang, he apparently did not do very well as far as the action sequences & fighting scenes are concerned. He looked suave & flamboyant, but he was certainly no fighter, unlike George.

The voluptuous Zhang Zhongwen (Diana Chang), a former Miss Hongkong & considered in Chinese movie circles as Planet Earth’s Most Beautiful Animal, added some spice as well as distraction to the movie.

The movie title in Chinese (Cantonese to be more specific) was somewhat of a misnomer. Its translation, literally: ‘Flamboyant Big Fellow’


Music: Fu-Ling Wang
Cinematography: Yu-Tang Li, Tadashi Nishimoto
Edited by: Hsing-Lung Chiang
Art Direction: Johnson Tsao
Production companies: Shaw Brothers
Running time: 95 minutes

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