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A scientist who has invented a weapon capable of disintegrating solid matter is kidnapped by a criminal gang, which intends to sell the scientist and his weapon to the highest bidder. A secret agent and the scientist's daughter set out to track down the kidnappers and rescue the scientist. Written by
Thrilling and entertaining Euro-spy film co-produced by Spain/France/Italy , being ordinarily directed by Sergio Grieco
Mid-sixties Istambul comes across as very European locations and serve as an excellent backdrop for most of the action . The plot was a satisfying mix of set pieces and unexpected plot twists . An agreeable all action sixties Euro-nostalgia trip , being fast paced and rightly developed . The film concerns about an American agent called Dick Malloy (Ken Clark) assigned by CIA Chief Heston (Philippe Hersent) to save an abducted scientific named Kurtz (Ennio Balbo) who has invented a weapon capable of disintegrating solid matter . The scientist is kidnapped by a tyrant criminal band led Goldwyn (Franco Ressel) , which intends to sell the scientist to the highest bidder and his disintegrating artifact to best auction . In the course of the investigation , Dick meets beautiful women as Romy Kurtz (Evi Marandi) and Dolores (Mikaela) , who will help him find the professor . Along the way , Malloy travels various countries as France , Spain and Turkey to find out clues about the scientist taken by the mean kidnappers . Shortly after , Dick Malloy and the scientist's daughter , Romy , set out to track down the abducting and rescue the scientist located at a hot island . But Russian agents equally will go to an island to free the scientist .
¨From Orient with Fury¨ or ¨Agent 077 operation Istanbul¨ is a Spanish-Italian co-production about secret agents very usual by that time of the 60s . The origin results to be the ¨James Bond¨ series that caused an authentic flood of copies , imitations and rip offs , each time more awful . With the explosion of ¨007 agent¨ on to the movie world in the early 60's and particularly : ¨James Bond against Dr No¨ and ¨From Russia with Love¨ (Terence Young) , every producer attempted to duplicate that exciting genre . This multinational effort is relatively amusing as well as fast paced and doesn't take itself too seriously . Fun and moving snapshot in time and place in which a secret agent undertaking dangerous missions , at the same time falling in love with gorgeous girls . One of the main main attractions of this picture is the continuous and rapid action . It keeps stirring , covering a great number of locals , such as gambling clubs , casinos , hotel pools , boats, ferries public , auctions gallery , public baths , and involves a lot of brawls and fights . Moving film in which there are nail-biting action scenes , intrigue , blasts , suspenseful set pieces and mediocre European stars , if not much continuity . While obviously not having the budget of ¨007¨ movies it does its best to exploit the Madrid , Paris and Istanbul scenery . An action-filled European thriller flick in which the brave protagonist falls in love for attractive women and there are some thrilling chases along the way before the final takes a slight twist . So-so thriller that follows the exploits and moving adventures of a rogue secret agent , the Muscular American actor Ken Clark , a former model, he appeared in 'tough' western roles under contract to 20th Century Fox and then had a solid run as the second lead of several low-budget, cult science-fiction films in the 1950's ; he , subsequently , moved to Italy during the 60's to star in spaghetti westerns and sword and sandal epics . As he starred all kind of movies as "Hercules Against the Barbarians" , ¨Maciste against Mongols¨, ¨Charada international¨ , ¨Operation Lady Chaplin¨ , ¨Desert commando¨ , ¨The road to Fort Alamo¨ and ¨Ringo of Nebraska¨. Sympathetic acting by Ken Clark as a type of James Bond as well as a young and adventurous seducer stunningly accompanied by the really charming women as Margaret Lee , Evi Marandi and Mikaela . In the picture appears habitual actors of co-productions and being a Spanish production here shows up several notorious secondaries as Tomás Blanco , Lorenzo Robledo , Mikaela and the great Fernando Sancho , Spaghetti Western ordinary . And Italian actors , customary actors of this kind of genres , Spaghetti or Eurospy as Franco Ressel , Luciano Pigozzi , Pasquale Basile , among others . Evocative cinematography by Juan Julio Baena , including the exotic '60s atmosphere , though a perfect remastering is necessary , because the film copy is washed-out . Being shot in Paris , Madrid ,Istambul that are widely and marvelously shown . Lively and catching musical score by Piero Piccioni , though including dated songs from the 60s . The picture has action packed , suspense , tension, thriller but with lackluster and no much budget . The film is fast movement besides it is developed in various scenarios though specially on Istambul and the hot island . However the movie is a bit boring and there are situations and images that are ridiculous and embarrassing .
This fast paced and action filled European spy flick was regularly directed by Sergio Grieco , he often used the pseudonym Terence Hathaway who directed several films in diverse genres , as adventures and action , especially . Sergio was a craftsman who made all kinds of genres as Thriller and Eurospy movies : ¨The beast with a gun¨ , ¨Rififí in Ámsterdam¨ ¨Charada international¨ , ¨Operation Lady Chaplin¨, ¨Assault to England Crown¨ , ¨Operation Mogador¨ ; Adventure and historical : ¨Sargento Klems¨ , ¨Una Spada Per l'impero¨ , ¨Julio Caesar against pirates¨ ¨Salambo¨ , ¨Le Notti Di Lucrezia Borgia¨ , ¨La Regina Dei Tartari¨, ¨Il Capitano Di Ferro¨ , ¨Il Diavolo Nero¨ , ¨Lo Spadaccino Misterioso¨ and Nunsexploitation : ¨The sinful nuns of Saint Valentine¨. Rating: Average but entertaining .
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