A Victorian-age scientist returns to London with his paleontological bag-of-bones discovery from Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, when exposed to water, flesh returns to the bones ... See full summary »
Filmed in Odescalchi Castle and Lake Bracciano near Rome. A group of dropouts find an old man (Lee) in a castle. The old man subsequently turns into the Devil and seizes them. Filmed in ... See full summary »
Count Karnstein sends for a doctor to help his sick daughter Laura. Her nurse believes she is possessed by the spirit of a dead ancestor;Carmilla. A young woman becomes intrigued by the ... See full summary »
The Theatre of Death in Paris specialises in horror presentations. A police surgeon finds himself becoming involved in the place through his attraction to one of the performers. When ... See full summary »
Christopher Lee stars in the Amicus production of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" where the names have been changed to Dr. Marlowe and Mr. Blake. Lee as Dr. Marlowe experiments with intravenous ... See full summary »
Baron Osvaldo Lambertenghi is forced to sell his ancestral castle; when it's converted into a hotel, he stays on as a bellboy. His mysterious uncle arrives--and turns out to be a vampire. ... See full summary »
1962's "The Devil's Agent" is a long forgotten programmer in the bygone Cold War days of black and white espionage, ending with the surge of Eurospy glamour in the wake of James Bond. We open in 1950 Vienna, as wine merchant Georg Droste (Peter Van Eyck) sees his son off to school, then bumps into an old friend of 25 years, Baron Ferdi von Staub (Christopher Lee), who invites Georg over to his country estate for a little fishing. This seemingly idyllic setting soon gives way to the coldest of Cold War plots, as Georg quickly realizes that he has been used as a courier for the Soviets, forced to trade information to the US through Secret Service chief Mr. Smith (Macdonald Carey), otherwise he's a dead man. From Vienna to Budapest to Hamburg, he must use his wits to outmaneuver his captors at every turn, for he learns to his eternal detriment, 'once an agent, always an agent.' The other supporting actors are a choice bunch, with Billie Whitelaw, David Knight, Niall MacGinnis, Eric Pohlmann, Peter Vaughan, Michael Brennan, and Walter Gotell offering up vivid characterizations in little screen time. The presence of Christopher Lee, even in a disappointingly small role (returning to Ireland's Ardmore Studios for 1965's "The Face of Fu Manchu"), provides the strongest marquee value, a missed opportunity indeed for the lost footage featuring Peter Cushing, whose role has been sadly lost in time, deleted prior to release, and no other information surfacing on his participation. Perhaps the movie would be better remembered today as a Cushing-Lee vehicle, despite neither in the starring role, but at least we get half the equation.
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