MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 44,806 this week

Operation Atlantis (1965)
"Agente S 03: Operazione Atlantide" (original title)

4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 38 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

An American agent discovers that the Red Chinese have built a secret atomic city from which they will attempt to invade America.

Director:

(as Paul Fleming)

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 6 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 247 titles
created 05 May 2011
 
a list of 366 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 247 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Operation Atlantis (1965)

Operation Atlantis (1965) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Operation Atlantis.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In a land in a distant past, three beautiful women, members of a lost tribe, battle a male genius with diabolical plans to destroy their "Lost Empire." If the victor can find the sacred jewels, they can anticipate total power.

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Melanie Vincz, Raven De La Croix, Angela Aames
Scayrecrow (2008)
Animation | Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A short animation that evokes the 19th century penny dreadfuls to tell a Hammer - style romp about a ghostly Highwayman wreaking revenge on those who conspired to put him and his sweetheart in their graves.

Director: Ashley Thorpe
Stars: Ed Berry, Ashley Thorpe, Robert Thorpe
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Lee Harry
Stars: Jun Chong, Jeff Rector, David Homb
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Torch singer Joan Gordon, tiring of her relationship with small-time hood and racketeer Eddie Fields, flees to Montreal and becomes the mail-order bride of down-to-earth farmer Jim Gilson. ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Lyle Talbot
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After World War II, many important figures in Hitler's command escaped Germany and Occupied Europe and were rumored to be living in South America. Adolf Eichmann,wanted in connection with ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Topol, Nick Mancuso, Janet Suzman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Director: John Trent
Stars: Anthony Newley, Stefanie Powers, Isaac Hayes
Hotel (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This is the story of the clock-like movements of a giant, big city New Orleans hotel. The ambitious yet loyal manager, wrestles with the round-the-clock drama of its guests. A brazen sneak ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Quine
Stars: Rod Taylor, Catherine Spaak, Karl Malden
Certificate: GP Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When the daughter of Simon Crawford, a successful barrister, is killed in what seems to be a hit and run accident, and the police are unable to find the culprit, Crawford swears that he ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Milland
Stars: Ray Milland, Sylvia Syms, Felix Aylmer
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A middle-aged woman frees herself from the spirit-crushing influence of her husband by refusing to remember what her age is. Her husband works long hours as an advertising executive and ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfredo Ringel, Deborah Ringel
Stars: Diane Salinger, John Calvin, Colleen Camp
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An expedition enters an unexplored jungle to search for a legendary ruby.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Christopher Connelly, Marina Costa, Lee Van Cleef
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

The cops Tarek Richards (Jalal Merhi) and Linda Masterson (Cynthia Rothrock) in New York on investigating mysterious murders of martial arts masters, whose bodies have wounds similar to ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stephen Maunder
Stars: Jalal Merhi, Bolo Yeung, Cynthia Rothrock
Tiger Claws (1991)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The police does not know what to do. They have to deal with a serial killer who aims at martial arts masters. One after another is killed in the same brutal way. This may be a chance for ... See full summary »

Director: Kelly Makin
Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Nick Dibley, Fern Figueiredo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ericson ...
George Steele
Bernardina Sarrocco ...
Albia (as Berna Rock)
Cristina Gaioni ...
(as Cristina Gajoni)
María Granada ...
Fatma
Carlo Hinterman ...
Prof. Reich
Beni Deus ...
Ben Ullah
José Manuel Martín ...
Nailawi
Erika Blanc ...
Kate
Dario Michaelis
Dario De Grassi
Luigi Tosi ...
(as Gigi Tosi)
Mino Doro
Franco Ressel
Tullio Altamura
Tina Conte
Edit

Storyline

An American agent discovers that the Red Chinese have built a secret atomic city from which they will attempt to invade America.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Crime

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

22 October 1965 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Operation Atlantis  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 10,027,862 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

John Ericson's voice was dubbed by another actor in the English language version. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Weird mix of sci-fi and spy with only moderately successful results
25 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Here's a run-of-the-mill slice of Italian spy hokum, with a few minor merry ingredients to distinguish it from the hundred or so others that came out in the mid-'60s as Italy's answer to the James Bond series. As part of the film supposedly takes place in the Sahara desert, once again Spanish locations are used giving the movie a hot, European look to it. This time our sweaty, disposable leading man is played by John Ericson, just one of the dozens of macho American types who travelled to Europe in the '60s and pretended to be James Bond in a series of increasingly tawdry spy thrillers.

AGENT S-03: OPERATION ATLANTIS is no exception, a shoddy, barely-budgeted movie which really doesn't have the strength to pull off a convincing depiction of Atlantis - instead, all we get is a room with strange furniture. The supposed destruction of Atlantis lasts about three seconds of jiggling camera-work and is highly disappointing. Even Alfonso Brescia's tacky peplum epic THE CONQUEROR OF ATLANTIS was more convincing than this one! Like in all of these Euro-spy movies, the central ingredient to the plot is a hero who manages to get himself out of all sorts of scrapes. In this film, they include being strapped inside a chest and flown in the cargo hold of a plane (in fact, this happens to two people; I guess they forgot that there's no pressure in the cargo hold of an aeroplane and oxygen starvation is a likely possibily for anyone travelling inside one!) and strapped to a table in preparation for... radiation torture! Then there are the incompetent police force, who don't have a clue what's going on. Convention necessitates that at least ONE scene should take place in a hotel, and preferably involve a disappearing corpse, and this film has that. Then there are the expected car chases; these are the highlights of the film and are pretty snazzy, including one guy getting the wheel blown on his car - there's a helicopter that shows up too.

A spy film wouldn't be a spy film without cool gadgets and devices, and AGENT S-03: OPERATION ATLANTIS has a ton of these. There's a cool x-ray machine; a guy who kills people with huge spiked pincers; a radioactive force-field; a ray that turns a man into a block of ice and disintegrates him; rubber masks to disguise identity; and finally, the film's silliest plot device, a radio receiver in Ericson's ELBOW! Yep, no matter how implausible, you know these Italo films have always gotta top Bond in some crazy way. There are the expected fist-fights and shoot-outs, but these are done with a bare minimum of style and lack excitement. And even the babes aren't as good this time around - bad hairstyles reign supreme and even take the edge off the lovely Berna Rock (real name: Bernardina Sarrocco). Eagle-eyed viewers may spot Erika Blanc (THE DEVIL'S NIGHTMARE), that sexy succubus of Italian cult cinema, hiding somewhere down in the cast.

Reading the above, I realise I'm made this film sound exciting, but it's not. The plot elements listed above don't really apply for much of the movie, which is slow-paced and pretty plodding. John Ericson's deeply wooden performance doesn't help much either. It's not the best spy film, nor the worst. Just averaging out somewhere in the middle, I guess. Only Euro-buffs are likely to get a thrill out of this one.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Looking For Copy of DVD bbcfloridabound
My Review of this Crazy Eurospy jayskitstar
Discuss Operation Atlantis (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?