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OSS 117: Mission for a Killer (1965)

Furia à Bahia pour OSS 117 (original title)
A secret agent is dispatched to find a rare and valuable drug.

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Frederick Stafford ...
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Anna-Maria Sulza
Raymond Pellegrin ...
Leandro
Perrette Pradier ...
Consuela Moroni 1
Annie Anderson ...
Consuela Moroni 2 (as Annie Andersson)
Jacques Riberolles ...
Miguel Sulza
François Maistre ...
Carlos
Yves Furet ...
Clark
Guy Delorme ...
Karl
Jean-Pierre Janic ...
Ludwig
Yvan Chiffre ...
Un homme de main
André Cagnard
Guy Fox
Gérard Moisan
Rico Lopez ...
Un tueur chez Ellis (as Rico López)
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A secret agent is dispatched to find a rare and valuable drug.

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THE PLACE : Rio and Bahia...THE PLOT : Revolution!...THE PLAN : Seek - and destroy! See more »

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From the swashbucklers to the spy thrillers
20 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Andre Hunebelle was the odd-job man of the French cinema.He made lousy comedies ("taxi roulotte et corrida"which featured Louis de Funes before he became the biggest comic actor of his time) .But I best remember him as a swashbuckler specialist :between 1959 in 1962,he directed Jean Marais -who had seen better days with Jean Cocteau's works- in four of those flicks .

By 1963,winds had shifted ,with the coming of James Bond."Furia à Bahia" was Hunebelle's third "OSS 117" effort.Unlike James Bond which was always played by Sean Connery till 1969,OSS 117 was the three-faced spy.First there was Kervin "Sinbad" Matthews and then John "imitation of life" Gavin,in the Italian episode.Hunebelle hired Frederick Stafford whose part may or may not help him become the lead in Hitchcok's "Topaz".

Hunebelle's movie can boast a nice cinematography.The magnificent Brazilian landscapes make up for the triteness of the story:another man who wants to rule the world.Mylene Demongeot (check her name :they tried to make her another BB)and Catherine Rouvel are gorgeous ladies.Raymond Pellegrin is an excellent villain ( although this earnest thespian deserves much better!) However ,I like Hunebelle's swashbucklers best ,for they were part of me and my best friend 's childhood.


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