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One Million Years B.C. (1966)


ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (1966)


1h 32min | Adventure, Fantasy

1966 UK
Direction: Don Chaffey
Writers: Michael Carreras (screenplay), Mickell Novack (adapted from an original screenplay by) (as Mickell Novak)
Actors: Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Percy Herbert

Caveman Tumak is banished from his savage tribe. He finds a brief home among a group of gentle seacoast dwelling cave people until he is banished from them as well. Missing him, one of their women, Loana leaves with him, deciding to face the harsh prehistoric world with its monsters and volcanos as a couple.


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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



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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: 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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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?


BANG! BANG! YOU’RE DEAD! (1966) TRAILER



BANG! BANG! YOU’RE DEAD! (1966) FULL MOVIE IN GERMAN



BANG! BANG! YOU’RE DEAD! (1966) POSTERS



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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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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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.


LOVE IS A WOMAN (1966) TRAILER



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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Spies Strike Silently (1966)


SPIES STRIKE SILENTLY (1966)


Le spie uccidono in silenzio (original title)

1965 Italy | Spain
Direction: Mario Caiano
Actors: Lang Jeffries, Emma Danieli, Andrea Bosic

A young blonde Jane Freeman is found dead in the pool. She turns out to be a daughter of Professor Freeman who has been told his daughter will die unless he gives up his research.


SPIES STRIKE SILENTLY (1966) OPENING CREDITS



SPIES STRIKE SILENTLY (1966) FULL MOVIE IN PORTUGUESE




Music: Francesco De Masi
Cinematography: Julio Ortas
Edited by: Antonio Gimeno, Gianmaria Messeri
Art Direction: José Luis Galicia, Jaime Pérez Cubero
Production Companies:

  • Filmes Cinematografica
  • Terra Film
  • Estela Films

Running time: 85 minutes

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To Skin a Spy (1966)


TO SKIN A SPY (1966)


Avec la peau des autres (original title)

1965 France | Italy
Direction: Jacques Deray
Actors: Lino Ventura, Jean Bouise, Marilù Tolo

A French secret agent gets a license to kill when he is sent to Vienna to plug a security leak in this routine spy saga. He is caught in the crossfire of international enemy agents trying to eliminate the French.


TO SKIN A SPY (1966) FULL MOVI



Music: Michel Magne
Cinematography: Jean Boffety
Edited by: Henri Lanoë
Production Design: Jean d’Eaubonne
Production companies:

  • Les Films de Montfort
  • Fida Cinematografica
  • Arca-Filmproduktion GmbH (collaboration)

Running time: 90 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.


ARABESQUE (1966) TRAILER



ARABESQUE (1966) FULL MOVIE



ARABESQUE (1966) POSTERS



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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Agent X-77 Orders to Kill (1966)


AGENT X-77 ORDERS TO KILL (1966)


Baraka sur X 13 (original title)

 

Operación Silencio (Spain)
Agente X-77 – ordine di uccidere (Italy)
Baraka – Agent X 13 (West Germany)

1966 France | Italy | Spain
Direction: Maurice Cloche, Silvio Siano (as Edgar Lawson)
Actors: Gérard Barray, Sylva Koscina, Agnès Spaak

A government agent tries to prevent foreign spies from obtaining a scientist’s formula for a solid rocket fuel.

Be sure to check out the DWRAYGER DUNGEON for his views on this gem.


AGENT X-77 ORDERS TO KILL (1966) FULL MOVIE


The uploaded videos on youtube are a mess. Follow notes to navigate them into a cohesive whole.

Watch the video above until 20:57 (X-77 dancing with Mania) then jump to the video below

Watch the video above until 20:53 (X-77 in red car at docks) then jump to the video below

Watch the video above until 21:38 (Mania in bathtub) then jump to the video below

Watch the video above until 25:24 (bad guy fights Mania on floor) then jump to the video below

Watch the video above until 6:40.


AGENT X-77 ORDERS TO KILL (1966) POSTERS



Music: Georges Garvarentz (French version) Federico Martínez Tudó (Spanish version)
Cinematography: Juan Gelpí, Franco Vitrotti (only credited in the Italian version)
Edited by: Monique Isnardon, Gilbert Natot
Production Design: Luciano De Nardi
Production companies:

  • Balcázar Producciones Cinematográficas
  • Capitole Films
  • Compagnia Cinematografica Mondiale (CCM)
  • Intercontinental Productions

Running time: 100 minutes

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