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OSS 117: Mission for a Killer (1965)

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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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Uneven spy thriller
26 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

For a while, "OSS 117: Mission For A Killer" looks like it could be one of the very best of the 1960's Eurospy thrillers: Frederic Stafford actually makes a better James Bond-ish hero than either George Lazenby or Timothy Dalton, Mylène Demongeot is lovely, the fight scenes are often surprisingly technical (the one in a surgery room is the standout), and the production seems to be a bit more expensive than usual for the genre. Unfortunately, the film fizzles out in its last third, when the action moves from Rio to the Amazon jungle and the main villain's headquarters. The villain himself is one of the problems: everything about him is too vague, from his ultimate plan to his ultimate fate (the ending is unsatisfying). The print I saw was worn-out to the point of dis-coloration; this film needs a remastered DVD to do justice to its extensive on-location Brazilian shooting. **1/2 out of 4.


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