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Agent 38-24-36 (1964)

Une ravissante idiote (original title)
A Russian spy is supposed by the British Secret Service to steal some faked orders, but he is to stupid to succeed. His girlfriend tries to help him, but it seems he is to foolish to succeed.

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Penelope 'Penny' Lightfeather
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Harry Compton / Nicolas Sergueievitch Miloukne
Grégoire Aslan ...
Bagda
Jean-Marc Tennberg ...
Inspector Cartwright
Hans Verner ...
Donald Farrington
Jacques Monod ...
Surgeon - the chauffeur
Hélène Dieudonné ...
Mamie
Charles Millot ...
Fedor Alexandrovitch Balaniev
Jacques Hilling ...
Le Lord-Admiral
Paul Demange ...
Le directeur de la banque
Frederica Layne ...
Maud Smith (as Fredrika Layne)
Annick Allières ...
Eléonore - la serveuse du Lion's
Dominique Page ...
Rosemary
Robert Murzeau ...
Clément
Jacques Dynam ...
Le sergent de police
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Harry Compton, a naive young man, is dismissed by the bank in which he worked. Desperately in need of a job, he agrees to become a Soviet spy. Assigned with the mission to steal the "Avalanche" secret file from Sir Dumfrey, he gets to know Penny, a ravishing but somewhat dumb dressmaker. The young woman spontaneously offers to help Harry in his actions. But they are pursued by bad luck. What's more, they keep accumulating blunders. To make matters worse, the MI6 has learned of the operation... Written by Guy Bellinger

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13 March 1964 (France)  »

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Jean-Pierre Cassel was to play Harry Compton but was replaced by Anthony Perkins for international sales reasons. See more »

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Referenced in Carnaby, M.D. (1966) See more »

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Not One of Perkins' Better Films
9 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Arguably the worst Tony Perkins' film that he did prior to the 1980s, this "comedy" in which he plays a bumbling spy trying to retrieve a file for the Russians concerning NATO military tactics, with the help of Bardot, is neither funny nor interesting. Don't bother with it.


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