The evil Goldginger is planning to take over the world by brainwashing important leaders from around the world and start a war between the USA and the USSR. Photographers Franco and Ciccio get involved in his plans by accident, and are kidnapped by Goldginger. They are rescued by the English secret service and are then made special agents, so that they can infiltrate into Goldgingers organization and ruin his mad plans. Written by
Arguably the best gag of "Goldginger" comes at the very start, when Franco and Ciccio offer their version of the disguise that Sean Connery used to swim undetected in the pre-title sequence of "Goldfinger". And the movie as a whole might have been better if it had stuck more closely to its "model": there is an Oddjob-like figure, a small army of voluptuous girls in tight jumpsuits, and a sort of spoof on the classic "laser" scene, but "Goldginger" actually tries to take off on its own path, and its "plot" is utterly stupid even by a comedy's standards (instead of trying to help the innocent "robotized" victims, they kill them!). Franco's mugging is excessive and will probably tire all but his most devoted fans. On the bright side, Fernando Rey lends a certain measure of class to the lowbrow proceedings, and Gloria Paul may just be the most beautiful woman of the 1960s! Rosalba Neri is also in the film, but to be honest I didn't recognize her. *1/2 out of 4.
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