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Triumph of the Son of Hercules (1961)


TRIUMPH OF THE SON OF HERCULES (1961)


Il trionfo di Maciste (original title)

1961 Italy | France
Direction: Tanio Boccia (as Amerigo Anton)
Writers: Arpad DeRiso (story and screenplay), Giovanni Scolaro (story and screenplay)
Actors: Kirk Morris, Cathia Caro, Ljubica Otasevic

The evil Queen Tenefi, who’s usurped the throne of Memphis, demands that a steady supply of young women be sacrificed to the God of Fire inside the Mountain of Thunder. Maciste intervenes and saves from this sacrifice a village’s women including the beautiful Antea. Maciste then becomes involved in an effort to restore to the throne of Memphis its rightful ruler, Prince Iram. To accomplish this task Maciste travels to Memphis but is betrayed by the silk merchant, Omnes. The Queen’s soldiers capture Maciste and he’s forced to undergo a Trial of Strength in which two teams of horses try to pull him apart. Impressed by his beauty and strength, the Queen calls an end to the Trial and then touches Maciste with her magic scepter which erases his memories and places him under her power. A female oracle then gives Antea a dart which, when fired into Maciste, will restore him to his senses. Antea sneaks into the Queen’s palace, successfully uses the dart, but falls into the hands of the Queen


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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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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: 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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Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard (1967)


FANTOMAS VS SCOTLAND YARD (1967)


Fantômas contre Scotland Yard (original title)

1967 France | Italy

Direction: André Hunebelle
Actors: Jean Marais, Louis de Funès, Mylène Demongeot

In the third and final episode of the trilogy, Fantômas imposes a head tax on the rich, threatening to kill those who do not comply. Journalist Fandor and commissaire Juve are invited to Scotland by Lord McRashley (played by Jean-Roger Caussimon). Lord McRashley, one of Fantômas’ potential victims, uses his castle as the headquarters to set up a trap for the menace called Fantômas.Fantomas wants to collect money from Scottish rich’ for letting them live. The French inspector (Louis de Funes) comes to a scottish castle to protect the owner, and to catch Fantomas. There is a lot of funny trouble in the castle, espacially at one big evening party.


FANTOMAS VS SCOTLAND YARD (1967) TRAILER



FANTOMAS VS SCOTLAND YARD (1967) FULL MOVIE



FANTOMAS VS SCOTLAND YARD (1967) POSTERS



Music: Michel Magne
Cinematography: Marcel Grignon
Edited by: Pierre Gillette
Set Decoration: Max Douy
Costume Design: Mireille Leydet
Production companies:

  • P.A.C.
  • Fair Film
  • Gaumont International

Running time: 104 minutes

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The Exterminators (1965)


THE EXTERMINATORS (1965)


Coplan FX 18 casse tout (original title)
aka Agente 077 Summergame

FX-18 Superspy (USA)
Agente 777 missione Summergame (Italy)
Objetivo: matar (Spain)
Geheimauftrag CIA – Istanbul 777 (West Germany)

1965 France | Italy
Direction: Riccardo Freda
Actors: Richard Wyler, Robert Manuel, Jany Clair
A French agent is sent to save an atomic scientist uncovers a plot by terrorists and a secret atomic site in Turkey.

Follows:

  • FX 18 (1964)
  • Coplan prend des risques (1964)

Followed by:

  • Mexican Slayride (1967)
  • Coplan Saves His Skin (1968)
  • Coplan (1989) (TV Series)
  • Coplan: L’ange et le serpent (1989) (TV Episode)

THE EXTERMINATORS (1965) FULL MOVIE



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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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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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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