Operation C.I.A. (1965)

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A young CIA agent is assigned to Saigon to stop a planned political assassination.



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Complete credited cast:
Mark Andrews, CIA
Danielle Aubry ...
Cyril Collick ...
Bill Catching ...
Frank Decker (as William Catching)
Vic Diaz ...
Professor Yen
Marsh Thomson ...
John Laughinghouse ...
First American Officer
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Second American Officer
Santi ...
Michael Schwiner ...
Embassy Marine
Robert Gulbranson ...
Man in Bed
Janet Russell ...
Girl in Bed


A young CIA agent is assigned to Saigon to stop a planned political assassination.

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Our C.I.A. man in Saigon ... The hottest spot on Earth!


Drama | Thriller






Release Date:

8 September 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Last Message from Saigon  »

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Sound Mix:

(Glen Glenn Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When asked about this movie Burt Reynolds replied "It looked every inch of its $70,000 budget. The heavy was played by the hotel bell hop, because he had a deep voice. The prop man series up once and used live ammo. I fought a cobra that hadn't been milked of its poison. And near the end I did a fight scene in a river that was contaminated with pollutants. Perhaps it wouldn't have mattered even if I'd had a spleen to purify my blood. As it was, the toxins got in to my system and went to town." See more »


The setting is obviously Bangkok, there is Thai writing everywhere. Vietnamese uses the Latin alphabet. See more »


Mark Andrews: What is it about me that makes women want to undress me?
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Referenced in Archer: The Man from Jupiter (2012) See more »

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Worth Watching For Burt Reynolds
1 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Burt Reynolds who has contributed some hard as nails characters over the years, provides his usual touch of class to this low budget 1960's flick.

Plot In A Paragraph: Central Intelligence Agent Mark Andrews is dispatched to Saigon in an attempt to stop a potential assassination attempt on a US Ambassador.

In his first leading role in a movie, a clean shaven Reynolds isn't really given much to do, except run around a lot and try ad make some of the worst choreographed fight scenes seem plausible.

Reynolds would go on to greater things, I don't think anybody else in this movie did.

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