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The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1967)


THE MILLION EYES OF SUMURU (1967)


1967 UK
Direction: Lindsay Shonteff
Actors: Frankie Avalon, George Nader, Shirley Eaton

Sumuru is a beautiful but evil woman who plans world domination by having her sexy all-female army eliminate male leaders and replace them with her female agents.

Chief of security for President Boong of Sinonesia is killed. Two Americans in Hong Kong, Nick West and his friend Tommy Carter are persuaded by head of British intelligence, Colonel Baisbrook, to investigate. They discover the organisation headed by Sumuru, which claims to be interested in peaceful activities.

A dead girl winds up in Nick’s bed and he is being framed for murder. They go to Hong Kong to stop an assassination.


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Music: John Scott, Daniel White
Cinematography: John von Kotze
Edited by: Allan Morrison
Art Direction: Scott MacGregor
Production companies: Sumuru Films
Running time: 95 minutes

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Bang! Bang! You’re Dead! (1966)


BANG! BANG! YOU’RE DEAD! (1966)


Our Man in Marrakesh (original title)

1966 UK | USA
Direction: Don Sharp
Actors: Tony Randall, Senta Berger, Herbert Lom

One of six travellers who catch the bus from Casablanca airport to Marrakesh is carrying $2 million to pay a local operator to fix United Nations votes. But which one?


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Music: Malcolm Lockyer
Cinematography: Michael Reed
Edited by: Teddy Darvas
Art Direction: Frank White
Production companies:

  • Landau / Unger
  • Marrakesh
  • Towers of London Productions

Running time: 94 minutes

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Love Is a Woman (1966)


LOVE IS A WOMAN (1966)


Death is a Woman (original title)

1966 UK
Direction: Frederic Goode
Actors: Mark Burns, Shaun Curry, William Dexter

An undercover agent is sent to investigate dope smuggling on a sun-drenched Mediterranean island. When both of his principal subjects die in mysterious reasons, he soon finds that he is also involved in a murder investigation.


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Music: Joan Shakespeare
Cinematography: William Jordan
Edited by: Fredrick Ives
Art Direction: Peter Moll
Production companies: Associated British-Pathé
Running time: 80 minutes

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Deadlier Than the Male (1967)


DEADLIER THAN THE MALE (1967)


1967 UK
Direction: Ralph Thomas
Actors: Richard Johnson, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina

When two oil company executives are found dead, insurance company investigator Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond (Richard Johnson) is brought onto the case. Soon, Drummond and his young mod nephew, Robert (Steve Carlson), are circling the globe on the trail of a pair of gorgeous assassins, Irma (Elke Sommer) and Penelope (Sylva Koscina), who dispatch important businessmen after ensnaring them with their feminine wiles. The film updates a popular 1920s British mystery series for the swinging ’60s.


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Music: Malcolm Lockyer
Cinematography: Ernest Steward
Edited by: Enzo Alabiso
Art Direction: Alex Vetchinsky
Costume Design: Cynthia Tingey, Yvonne Caffin
Production companies: Greater Films Ltd.
Running time: 101 minutes

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Arabesque (1966)


ARABESQUE (1966)


1966 USA
Direction: Stanley Donen
Actors: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel

Professor David Pollock is an expert in ancient Arabic hieroglyphics. A Middle Eastern Prime Minister convinces Pollock to infiltrate the organization of a man named Beshraavi, who is involved in a plot against the Prime Minister. The nature of the plot is believed to be found in a hieroglyphic code. Beshraavi’s mistress, Yasmin Azir is a mystery intertwined in the plot. Pollock needs her help, but when she repeatedly seems to double cross him in one escapade after another, he can’t decide on whose side she is working. Ultimately working together, Pollock and Yasmin decipher the plot and set out to stop an assassination of the Prime Minister.


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Music: Henry Mancini
Cinematography: Christopher Challis
Edited by: Frederick Wilson
Art Direction: Reece Pemberton
Production companies: Stanley Donen Films (as A Stanley Donen Production)
Running time: 105 minutes

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Matt Helm: The Wrecking Crew (1968)


THE WRECKING CREW (1968)


La mansión de los siete placeres (Spain)
Matt Helm règle son comte (France)
Las demoledoras (Mexico)

1968 USA
Direction: Henry Levin
Actors: Dean Martin, Elke Sommer, Sharon Tate

Matt Helm is assigned by his secret agency, ICE, to bring down an evil count named Contini, who is trying to collapse the world economy by stealing a billion dollars in gold. Helm travels to Denmark, where he is given a guide, Freya Carlson, a beautiful but bumbling woman from a Danish tourism bureau.

A pair of Contini’s accomplices, the seductive Linka Karensky and Yu-Rang, each attempt to foil Helm’s plans. The former is killed in an ambush intended for Helm, the latter in an explosion. On each occasion, Freya’s clumsy attempts to assist Matt are helpful, but not particularly appreciated. McDonald, his chief at ICE, turns up to aid Helm, but is wounded in action. McDonald confides to Helm that the seemingly inept Freya is actually a top secret agent herself, using a clever guise.

They go to Contini’s chateau for a showdown, and Helm creates chaos and destruction with a variety of unique gadgets. Contini escapes on a train bound for Luxembourg, but with a minihelicopter, Helm and Freya are able to catch up. Contini is killed on the train, dropping through a trap door. Successful and alone at last, Helm finally has an opportunity to thank Freya as only he can.


Matt Helm is a fictional character created by author Donald Hamilton. He is a U.S. government counter-agent—a man whose primary job is to kill or nullify enemy agents—not a spy or secret agent in the ordinary sense of the term as used in spy thrillers.

The films used the name Matt Helm, his cover identity, plus book titles and some very loose plot elements, but otherwise the series bore no resemblance at all to the character, atmosphere, or themes of Hamilton’s original books, nor to the hard-edged action of Bond. One reason was the attitude of the filmmakers that the only way to compete with the Bond films was to parody them.

The Dean Martin version of Helm, created by screenwriter Saul, served as a significant inspiration for Mike Myers’s comic character Austin Powers and many references can be seen. Most significantly, both are fashion photographers as their cover jobs.


THE WRECKING CREW (1968)



Music: Hugo Montenegro
Cinematography: Sam Leavitt
Edited by: Maury Winetrobe
Art Direction: Joseph C. Wright
Set Direction: Frank Tuttle
Costume Design: Moss Mabry
Production companies:

  • Columbia Pictures Corporation
  • Meadway-Claude Productions Company

Running time: 105 minutes

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Matt Helm: Murderers’ Row (1966)


MURDERERS’ ROW (1966)


Matt Helm, agente muy especial (Spain)
Bien joué Matt Helm (France)
Matt Helm contra las asesinas (Mexico)

1966 USA
Direction: Henry Levin
Actors: Dean Martin, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden

The film begins with a shot of the United States Capitol being destroyed. It is actually a scale model being used in the demonstration of a heliobeam weapon in the headquarters of the Bureau of International Government and Order (“BIG O”). BIG O is a secret organization with the goal of world domination that previously appeared in The Silencers.

With the aid of a mole, BIG O conducts a worldwide assassination campaign against various secret agents working for ICE (Intelligence Counter Espionage). Matt Helm fakes his own death in preparation for investigating the scheme undetected.

Helm meets his boss, Mac, for a mission briefing. Helm is to track down the missing Dr. Solaris, who has developed the powerful heliobeam weapon, a device that uses the concentrated power of sunlight for mass destruction. Helm is told if he can not rescue Solaris he is to kill him, and if captured to kill himself, lest BIG O brainwash him.

Posing as a Chicago gangster named Jim Peters, an alias of “Lash” Petroni, Helm travels to the French Riviera to follow his only lead, Solaris’s daughter, Suzie. Concerned about her father’s disappearance, Suzie helps Matt infiltrate the island lair of the diabolical Julian Wall, blow it up, and thereby save Washington, D.C. from being destroyed.


Matt Helm is a fictional character created by author Donald Hamilton. He is a U.S. government counter-agent—a man whose primary job is to kill or nullify enemy agents—not a spy or secret agent in the ordinary sense of the term as used in spy thrillers.

The films used the name Matt Helm, his cover identity, plus book titles and some very loose plot elements, but otherwise the series bore no resemblance at all to the character, atmosphere, or themes of Hamilton’s original books, nor to the hard-edged action of Bond. One reason was the attitude of the filmmakers that the only way to compete with the Bond films was to parody them.

The Dean Martin version of Helm, created by screenwriter Saul, served as a significant inspiration for Mike Myers’s comic character Austin Powers and many references can be seen. Most significantly, both are fashion photographers as their cover jobs.


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Music: Lalo Schifrin
Cinematography: Sam Leavitt
Edited by: Walter Thompson
Art Direction: Joseph C. Wright
Set Direction: George R. Nelson
Costume Design: Moss Mabry
Production companies:

  • Columbia Pictures Corporation
  • Meadway-Claude Productions Company

Running time: 105 minutes

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Matt Helm: The Silencers (1966)


THE SILENCERS (1966)


Emboscada a Matt Helm (Spain)
Matt Helm traqué (France)
Emboscada a Matt Helm (Mexico)

1966 USA
Direction: Phil Karlson
Actors: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Daliah Lavi

Once a photographer by day, spy by night, Matt Helm is now a happily retired secret agent, shooting photos of glamorous models instead of guns and enjoying a close relationship with his assistant, the lovely Lovey Kravezit. But then his old boss, Macdonald, coaxes him back to the agency ICE to thwart a new threat from the villainous organization Big O.

The sinister Tung-Tze is masterminding a diabolical scheme to drop a missile on an underground atomic bomb test in New Mexico and possibly instigate a nuclear war in the process. Helm’s assignment is to stop him, armed with a wide assortment of useful spy gadgets, plus the assistance of the capable femme fatale, Tina, and the seemingly incapable Gail Hendricks, a beautiful but bumbling possible enemy agent.

Along the way, Helm is nearly sidetracked by a mysterious knife-wielding seductress and he witnesses the murder of a beautiful Big O operative, the sultry striptease artist Sarita.

In the end, Helm prevails, with Gail by his side as he all but singlehandedly destroys Tung-Tze’s evil enterprise and plot to rule the world.


Matt Helm is a fictional character created by author Donald Hamilton. He is a U.S. government counter-agent—a man whose primary job is to kill or nullify enemy agents—not a spy or secret agent in the ordinary sense of the term as used in spy thrillers.

The films used the name Matt Helm, his cover identity, plus book titles and some very loose plot elements, but otherwise the series bore no resemblance at all to the character, atmosphere, or themes of Hamilton’s original books, nor to the hard-edged action of Bond. One reason was the attitude of the filmmakers that the only way to compete with the Bond films was to parody them.

The Dean Martin version of Helm, created by screenwriter Saul, served as a significant inspiration for Mike Myers’s comic character Austin Powers and many references can be seen. Most significantly, both are fashion photographers as their cover jobs.


THE SILENCERS (1966) TRAILER



Music: Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography: Burnett Guffey
Edited by: Charles Nelson
Art Direction: Joseph C. Wright
Set Direction: George R. Nelson
Costume Design: Moss Mabry
Production companies:

  • Columbia Pictures Corporation
  • Meadway-Claude Productions Company

Running time: 102 minutes

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Matt Helm: The Ambushers (1967)


THE AMBUSHERS (1967)


Emboscada a Matt Helm (Spain)
Matt Helm traqué (France)
Emboscada a Matt Helm (Mexico)

1967 USA
Direction: Henry Levin
Actors: Dean Martin, Senta Berger, Janice Rule

Helm is sent to the ICE (Intelligence and Counter Espionage) Training Headquarters to uncover a traitor in the organisation. Whilst there he meets ICE agent Sheila Sommers, the pilot of the saucer who has been recovered from a Central American jungle with no memory of what happened to the saucer she flew. Due to the electo-magnetic power of the saucer, only a woman is able to fly it, males of the species are killed by the energy.

Helm had worked with Sommers on an assignment where the two had posed as man and wife. When Sommers meets Helm, her memory comes back. Mac, the head of ICE, decides to send Helm and Sommers posing again as his wife undercover as a photographer doing a story on the Montezuma Beer Brewery, whose advertising jingle is the same tune as the anthem of Ortega’s political movement.

Along the way, they must deal with Ortega’s henchmen, Francesca Madeiros (an operative for Big O, Helm’s main nemesis), who poses as a model and seduces Helm, an assassin named Nassim, plus a tough thug named Rocco.


Matt Helm is a fictional character created by author Donald Hamilton. He is a U.S. government counter-agent—a man whose primary job is to kill or nullify enemy agents—not a spy or secret agent in the ordinary sense of the term as used in spy thrillers.

The films used the name Matt Helm, his cover identity, plus book titles and some very loose plot elements, but otherwise the series bore no resemblance at all to the character, atmosphere, or themes of Hamilton’s original books, nor to the hard-edged action of Bond. One reason was the attitude of the filmmakers that the only way to compete with the Bond films was to parody them.

The Dean Martin version of Helm, created by screenwriter Saul, served as a significant inspiration for Mike Myers’s comic character Austin Powers and many references can be seen. Most significantly, both are fashion photographers as their cover jobs.


THE AMBUSHERS (1967) FULL MOVIE



Music: Hugo Montenegro
Cinematography: Edward Colman, Burnett Guffey
Edited by: Harold F. Kress
Art Direction: Joseph C. Wright
Set Direction: Richard Spero
Costume Design: Oleg Cassini
Production companies:

  • Columbia Pictures Corporation (presents)
  • Meadway-Claude Productions Company

Running time: 102 minutes

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The Helicopter Spies (1968)


THE HELICOPTER SPIES (1968)


1968 USA
Direction: Boris Sagal
Actors: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Carol Lynley

An African village is nearly exterminated by a deadly weapon – The Thermal Prism. U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) must find it first before it can be used again for the conquest of the world.

The Helicopter Spies is a 1968 feature-length film version of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’s fourth (and final) season two-part episode “The Prince of Darkness Affair”. It is the seventh such feature film that used as its basis a reedited version of one or more episodes from the series.


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Music: Richard Shores (Jerry Goldsmith, composer: theme “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.)
Cinematography: Fred J. Koenekamp
Edited by: Joseph Dervin, John Baxter Rogers
Art Direction: George W. Davis, James W. Sullivan
Set Decoration: Henry Grace, Hugh Hunt
Production companies: Arena Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Running time: 90 minutes

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