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Agent 505: Death Trap in Beirut (1966)


AGENT 505: DEATH TRAP IN BEIRUT (1966)


Agent 505 – Todesfalle Beirut (original title)

Agente 505, muerte en Beirut (Spain)
Baroud à Beyrouth pour F.B.I. 505 (France)
Rififi in Beirut (West Germany)

1966 West Germany | Italy | France
Direction: Manfred R. Köhler
Actors: Frederick Stafford, Geneviève Cluny, Chris Howland

Interpol Agent 505 Richard Blake battles a mysterious criminal known as “the Sheik” who plans to eliminate the population of Beirut by dropping radioactive mercury on the city.


AGENT 505: DEATH TRAP IN BEIRUT (1966) TRAILER



AGENT 505: DEATH TRAP IN BEIRUT (1966) FULL MOVIE



AGENT 505: DEATH TRAP IN BEIRUT (1966) POSTERS



Music: Ennio Morricone
Cinematography: Rolf Kästel
Edited by: Waltraut Lindenau, Manfred R. Köhler
Art Direction: Maurice L’Abbaye-Finicovi, Max Mellin
Production companies:

  • Rapid Film
  • Metheus Film (co-production)
  • Compagnie Lyonnaise de Cinéma (co-production)
  • Kassar Film (in cooperation with)

Running time: 93 minutes

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Island of Terror (1966)


ISLAND OF TERROR (1966)


1h 29min | Horror

1966 UK
Direction: Terence Fisher
Writers: Edward Mann (original story) , Al Ramsen (original story)
Actors: Peter Cushing, Edward Judd, Carole Gray

A small island community is overrun with creeping, blobbish, tentacled monsters which liquefy and digest the bones from living creatures. The community struggles to fight back.


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Agent 3S3: Massacre in the Sun (1966)


AGENT 3S3: MASSACRE IN THE SUN (1966)


Agente 3S3, massacro al sole (original title)

Agent 3S3: Hunter from the Unknown (Worldwide English)
3S3, agente especial (Spain)
Agent 3S3, massacre au soleil (France)

1965 Italy | France | Spain
Direction: Sergio Sollima (as Simon Sterling)
Actors: George Ardisson, Frank Wolff, Evi Marandi

The island paradise of San Felipe has undergone a revolution and the charismatic General Siqueiros has assumed control. Those assisting him though have an agenda far beyond a simple dictatorship of a inconsequential banana republic.

This is the second chapter in the Sollima’s spy film trilogy.

Followed by: Requiem for a Secret Agent (1966)

Sergio Sollima – Eurospy Trilogy
Agent 3S3: Passport to Hell (1965)
Agent 3S3: Massacre in the Sun (1966)
Requiem for a Secret Agent (1966)


AGENT 3S3: MASSACRE IN THE SUN (1966)



Music: Piero Umiliani
Cinematography: Carlo Carlini
Edited by: José Luis Matesanz , Bruno Mattei (as Jordan B. Matthews)
Production Design: Mary Jo Lewis
Set Decoration: Carlo Gervasi (as Charles Jerwis), Ramiro Gómez
Costumes: Maria Pia Cohen
Production companies:

  • Cinematografica Associati (CI.AS.)
  • Cesáreo González Producciones Cinematográficas (co-production)
  • Les Films Copernic (co-production)

Running time: 106 minutes

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Residence for Spies (1966)


RESIDENCE FOR SPIES (1966)


Residencia para espías (original title)

Residence for Spies (USA)
Les mignonnes (Italy)
Ça barde chez les mignonnes (France)

1966 Spain | West Germany
Direction: Jesús Franco
Actors: Eddie Constantine, Diana Lorys, Anita Höfer

Ms. Pendleton is the commander-in-chief of a women’s training camp for western spies, recently established in Turkey. CIA agent Leyton receives a mission, to discover and destroy an enemy group operating in the vicinity of that residence. He will manage, with the help, and sometimes extra zeal, of a number of the young women recruits.


Music: Odón Alonso
Cinematography: Antonio Macasoli
Edited by: Magdalena Pulido
Art Direction: Carlos Viudes
Set Decoration: Antonio Simont
Production companies: Hesperia Films S.A.
Running time: 89 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.


MURDERERS’ ROW (1966) FULL MOVIE



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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Kommissar X – Three Yellow Cats (1967)


KOMMISSAR X – THREE YELLOW CATS (1967)


Kommissar X – Drei gelbe Katzen (original title)

 

Death Is Nimble, Death Is Quick (USA)
Kárate en Ceilán (Spain)
Chasse à l’homme à Ceylan (France)

1966 Austria | Italy | France
Direction: Rudolf Zehetgruber, Gianfranco Parolini (uncredited)
Actors: Tony Kendall, Brad Harris, Ann Smyrner

Tom Rowland from the New York Police Department is sent to Colombo to investigate the murder of a US embassy official killed protecting the daughter of a wealthy expatriate American landowner. At the same time New York Private Investigator Joe Walker has been hired by the landowner’s daughter to protect her father from being extorted for one million dollars. Through the Ceylon Police they discover a terrorist organisation known as the Three Golden Cats are responsible for both activities and a string of murders with the victims killed by karate blows or by biological chemicals.

“Kommissar X” is a private detective named Joe Louis Walker (from a series of German crime fiction books) who was a counterpart of the German crime fiction FBI Special Agent Jerry Cotton. Between 1965 and 1971 seven Kommissar X films were made with Tony Kendall as the laid back swinging New York City private eye Joe Walker balanced against the serious muscular New York City Police Captain Tom Rowland played by Brad Harris.

With the international success of the films of Ian Fleming’s James Bond and the German Jerry Cotton (played by George Nader) series, seven Kommissar X films were made. These films were not only released internationally but became a staple of American television movies in the mid-1960s when American stations sought colour films to show.

1965: Kommissar X – Jagd auf Unbekannt – Hunt for the Unknown | Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill
1966: Kommissar X – In den Klauen des goldenen Drachen – Operation Far East
1967: Kommissar X – Drei gelbe Katzen – Three Yellow Cats
1967: Kommissar X – Drei grüne Hunde – Death Trip
1968: Kommissar X – Drei blaue Panther (de) – Three Blue Panthers
1969: Kommissar X – Drei goldene Schlangen – Three Golden Serpents
1971: Kommissar X – jagt die roten Tiger – FBI: Operation Pakistan


KOMMISSAR X – THREE YELLOW CATS (1967)



Music: Gino Marinuzzi Jr.
Cinematography: Klaus von Rautenfeld
Edited by: René Le Hénaff, Edmond Lozzi
Production Design: Niko Matul, Miodrag Nikolic
Production Design: Niko Matul
Costume Design: Blanda Stefani
Production companies:

  • Parnass Film
  • Danny Films S.r.l.
  • Danubia Films
  • Jacques Willemetz
  • Filmédis
  • Ceylon Tours (in collaboration with)

Running time: 95 minutes

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Kommissar X – Operation Far East (1966)


KOMMISSAR X – OPERATION FAR EAST (1966)


Kommissar X – In den Klauen des goldenen Drachen (original title)

 

Agent Joe Walker: Operation Far East (USA)
So Darling, So Deadly (USA)
Las garras del dragón rojo (Spain)
Commissaire X dans les griffes du dragon d’or (France)

1966 Austria | Italy | Yugoslavia | Singapore
Direction: Gianfranco Parolini (as Frank Kramer)
Actors: Tony Kendall, Brad Harris, Barbara Frey

Professor Akron is an inventor based in Singapore who creates the Eradicon; a jewel like filter for a laser weapon that dramatically improves its power and range as well as the ability to stop engines over long distances. Akron is given three days to accept a “blank cheque” from a criminal mastermind known as the Golden Dragon, but he contacts Interpol who arrange to send New York private detective Joe Walker and New York Police Captain Tom Rowland to Singapore to protect the professor, his attractive daughter and the Eradicon.

“Kommissar X” is a private detective named Joe Louis Walker (from a series of German crime fiction books) who was a counterpart of the German crime fiction FBI Special Agent Jerry Cotton. Between 1965 and 1971 seven Kommissar X films were made with Tony Kendall as the laid back swinging New York City private eye Joe Walker balanced against the serious muscular New York City Police Captain Tom Rowland played by Brad Harris.

With the international success of the films of Ian Fleming’s James Bond and the German Jerry Cotton (played by George Nader) series, seven Kommissar X films were made. These films were not only released internationally but became a staple of American television movies in the mid-1960s when American stations sought colour films to show.

1965: Kommissar X – Jagd auf Unbekannt – Hunt for the Unknown | Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill
1966: Kommissar X – In den Klauen des goldenen Drachen – Operation Far East
1967: Kommissar X – Drei gelbe Katzen – Three Yellow Cats
1967: Kommissar X – Drei grüne Hunde – Death Trip
1968: Kommissar X – Drei blaue Panther (de) – Three Blue Panthers
1969: Kommissar X – Drei goldene Schlangen – Three Golden Serpents
1971: Kommissar X – jagt die roten Tiger – FBI: Operation Pakistan


KOMMISSAR X – OPERATION FAR EAST (1966) FULL MOVIE



Music: Mladen Gutesa (as Bobby Gutesha)
Cinematography: Francesco Izzarelli
Edited by: Edmond Lozzi
Production Design: Niko Matul, Miodrag Nikolic
Art Direction: Miodrag Miric, Milan Todorovic
Costume Design: Jelisaveta Gobecki
Production companies:

  • Parnass Film
  • Cinesecolo
  • Avala Film
  • Cathay

Running time: 92 minutes

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Secret Agent 777 : Ticket To Die (1966)


SECRET AGENT 777: TICKET TO DIE (1966)


Agente segreto 777 – Invito ad uccidere (original title)

1966 Italy
Direction: Enrico Bomba (as Henry Bay)
Actors: Tiziano Cortini, Hélène Chanel, Claudie Lange

A top secret organization is after Lewis Jordan when he comes into control of a dangerous formula that could lead to nuclear disaster. The plot includes several science fiction and horror elements.

Filming Locations: Bruno Ceria Studios, Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Follows Secret Agent 777 (1965)


SECRET AGENT 777: TICKET TO DIE (1966) FULL MOVIE



SECRET AGENT 777: TICKET TO DIE (1966) POSTERS



Music: Marcello De Martino
Cinematography: Enrico Betti Berutto, Vitaliano Natalucci
Edited by: Enzo Alabiso
Production Design: Luciano De Nardi
Production companies: Protor Film S.r.l.
Running time: 90 minutes

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Where the Spies Are (1966)


WHERE THE SPIES ARE (1966)


¿Dónde están los espías? (Spain)
Passeport pour l’oubli (France)

1966 UK
Direction: Val Guest
Actors: David Niven, Françoise Dorléac, John Le Mesurie

Rosser, a British agent is assassinated in Beirut. British intelligence boss MacGillivray recruits Dr Jason Love (Niven), who did some intelligence work during World War Two, to attend a medical conference and find out what is going on. Love stops off in Paris and meets MagGillivray’s contact, a model called Vikki. The two get along well, causing Love to miss his flight, which promptly explodes.

Love arrives in Beirut and meets another agent, Parkington. Together they discover a communist plot to assassinate the pro-British Prince of Zahlouf, thereby threatening Britain’s Eastern oil treaties. Parkington is killed and Love meets up with Vikki again, who reveals she is a double agent. Love manages to stop the assassination, but when escaping is captured by the Russians. They put him on a plane touring the world, the “Dove of Peace”, and try to extract information from him. Also on board is Vikki. A Russian defector reveals Love’s location to the British. When the plane flies over Canada, the British arrange a fake emergency so the plane will land. Vikki shoots the Russians enabling Love to escape but she is killed in turn.


WHERE THE SPIES ARE (1966) TRAILER



WHERE THE SPIES ARE (1966) POSTERS



Music: Mario Nascimbene
Cinematography: Arthur Grant
Edited by: Bill Lenny
Art Direction: John Howell
Costume Design: Beatrice Dawson
Production companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Running time: 110 minutes

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