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The 2nd Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World (1965)
"Licensed to Kill" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  1965 (UK)
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Dauntless British agent Charles Vine is called upon to escort to London the famed Swedish scientist Henrik Jacobs to negotiate the sale of a secret formula. However, sinister forces ... See full summary »

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Dauntless British agent Charles Vine is called upon to escort to London the famed Swedish scientist Henrik Jacobs to negotiate the sale of a secret formula. However, sinister forces gambling for enormous stakes are already at work. With the aid of the most fantastic gadgets, Vine manages to extricate his charges from the most diabolical traps until the final battle in a mile-a-second showdown fought along the Thames dockside and culminating to a wild and unexpected climax. Written by alfiehitchie

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Meet Charles Vine. He tries, spies harder...fights deadlier...and loves more dangerously! See more »

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Referenced in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) See more »

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The Second Best Secret Agent in the World
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Written by Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
Sung by Sammy Davis Jr.
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Any actor who carries....and can PROPERLY LOAD ...a Mauser Broomhandle has got my vote.
21 November 2002 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Any actor who carries....and can PROPERLY LOAD ...a Mauser Broomhandle has GOTTA worth an hour or two of my time. And Tom Adams as Charles Vine can sure do THAT. He's suave, sophisticated, very-British, and carries an odd-ball handgun. Wow!

I first saw this movie, via Turner's Chanel 17, when I was in college. It seemed to me to be head and shoulders above the average James Bond-wannabies. It stuck with me well enough I watched the second film, called WHERE THE BULLETS FLY, when it was offered.

My only regret is, since TIME-WARNER took over Turner Television, many of these 'small' films are lost...never re-shown....by these out-of-touch cost-accountants that run TW.

Take my advice...if offered a chance to see LICENSED TO KILL or WHERE THE BULLETS FLY, give it a chance. It MIGHT just grow on you.


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