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Where the Spies Are (1966)

A local doctor is recruited as a cold war spy to fulfill a very important secret mission in the Middle East, only to experience that his mission is complicated by a sexy female double agent.

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Cast

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Dr. Jason Love
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Vikki (as Francoise Dorleac)
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MacGillivray
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Rosser
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Farouk
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Josef
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Simmias
George Pravda ...
1st Agent
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Jackson
Ronald Radd ...
Stanilaus
Alan Gifford ...
Security
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Aeradio
George Mikell ...
Assassin
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Parkington
Reginald Beckwith ...
Mr. Kahn
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A local doctor is recruited as a cold war spy to fulfill a very important secret mission in the Middle East, only to experience that his mission is complicated by a sexy female double agent.

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WITH LOVE AND BULLETS from Russia, Beirut, London, Rome and Byblos See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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21 January 1966 (France)  »

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A caccia di spie  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie had a few influences from the James Bond films. The picture starred David Niven, who would go on to play Sir James Bond in the following year's spy spoof Casino Royale (1967), and had been an actor considered to play James Bond in the official series; the spy boss in the movie was called MacGillivray, a name which starts with the letter "M"; actor Eric Pohlmann, who plays Farouk, had provided the voice of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the earlier James Bond films Thunderball (1965) and From Russia with Love (1963); whilst that latter Bond film influenced a tagline for Where the Spies Are (1966) by saying, "From Russia, Beirut, London, Rome and Byblos with LOVE!". See more »

Goofs

After Niven thwarts the assassin, he runs around helter-skelter with the assassin's rifle, making him the target of the mob's fury. Can anyone explain why the director would have him running around with that damn rifle? It looked utterly absurd. See more »

Quotes

Vikki: Fix yourself a drink, there. I better get out of these pajamas.
Dr. Jason Love: Call me if you need any help. After all, we're in this thing together.
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Not bad enough to be funny
9 January 2006 | by (Hua Hin, Thailand) – See all my reviews

I happened across this film whilst channel surfing late at night. At first, I thought it was a parody, a bit like 'Casino Royale' -- which Niven must be a lot more proud of! Sadly, I soon came to the realisation that this was not playing for laughs but wanted to be taken seriously. I will concede that Niven, Davenport & others do their best, but the wooden plot, corny lines & truly terribly dated music ruin any efforts by them. This film came out just a couple of years after "From Russia with Love" & is obviously trying to compete with the Bond series. Sadly, it fails miserably. Watch it if you have trouble sleeping, but only if you tire of watching the paint dry!


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