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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Penelope 'Penny' Lightfeather
Harry Compton / Nicolas Sergueievitch Miloukne
Jean-Marc Tennberg ...
Inspector Cartwright
Hans Verner ...
Donald Farrington
Jacques Monod ...
Surgeon - the chauffeur
Charles Millot ...
Fedor Alexandrovitch Balaniev
Jacques Hilling ...
Le Lord-Admiral
Le directeur de la banque
Frederica Layne ...
Maud Smith (as Fredrika Layne)
Annick Allières ...
Eléonore - la serveuse du Lion's
Dominique Page ...
Robert Murzeau ...
Jacques Dynam ...
Le sergent de police


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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Release Date:

13 March 1964 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Agent 38-24-36  »

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(Westrex Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Jean-Pierre Cassel was to play Harry Compton but was replaced by Anthony Perkins for international sales reasons. See more »


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

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one of the first comedies by Edouard Molinaro
15 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

"Une Ravissante Idiote" is the third comedy directed by Edouard Molinaro, who first directed shorts, then excellent Films Noirs. And for this comedy, Molinaro gets a great cast with Bardot and Perkins, it must have been a new experience, also shooting some scenes in London. Bardot and Perkins is nice couple, they work well together. But the script is not enough well written, some scenes are poor and some are brilliant, thanks to the speedy way of shooting by Molinaro, mostly in the slapstick scenes. It's a fine comedy, but should have been much better.

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