A British lady entomologist travels to a Balkan country to look into germ warfare trials using various bugs as carriers.

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Frances Gray
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Bill Casey
Marius Goring ...
Commandant Anton Razinski
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Mr. Hedgerley
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Mr. Luke - British consul (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Eugene Deckers ...
Alf - the 'contact'
Olaf Pooley ...
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Gladys Henson ...
Snack Bar Attendant
Paul Hardtmuth ...
Priest
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Owens - Lab Director
George Benson ...
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Joe - the bartender
John Horsley ...
Customs Officer
Patric Doonan ...
Customs Man
Joan Haythorne ...
Judy
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When British Intelligence discovers that an Iron Curtian country is developing insects as weapons they persuade eminent entomologist Frances Gray to get into the country to collect some specimens. On arrival her cover is almost immediately blown and her contact murdered. The future looks grim for her and also perhaps for the world. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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12 October 1951 (USA)  »

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"You've got to feed them or they will start eating each other, makes sense really."
23 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Strange Concoction that never seems to find its Place or knows what it wants to be. A Contrast of Genres Unintentionally makes for some Bizarre Entertainment that is an Easy Watch.

Never Fully Attaining a Thriller Mode it does have a few Scenes that are Worthy of its Espionage Element. There is a Realistic Forest Fire Diversion, a rather Disturbing Interrogation with Drugging and Hot Lights, and a Murder that Starts Things Going. It also Throws a Twist of Mind Control Side Effects that is a bit Corny but Engaging. Once things get Underway the Tone Shifts Uneasily between Farce and Fanciful Nonsense.

The Biological Warfare Premise is Key but Never as Threatening as it should be and Ending it all is a Comedy Routine with Over Talking and is Something out of a Sit-Com. Worth a View for a few Good Things but Ultimately its Downfall Remains its Inconsistent and Wavering Tone.


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