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Where the Spies Are (1965)

 -  Comedy | Adventure  -  May 1965 (UK)
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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
Paul Stassino ...
Simmias
George Pravda ...
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Jackson
Ronald Radd ...
Stanilaus
Alan Gifford ...
Security
Bill Nagy ...
Aeradio
George Mikell ...
Assassin
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Parkington
Gábor Baraker ...
2nd Agent
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WITH LOVE AND BULLETS from Russia, Beirut, London, Rome and Byblos See more »

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May 1965 (UK)  »

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A caccia di spie  »

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According to John Heseltine (who restored the car for the film) David Niven couldn't master the idiosyncratic gearbox of the Cord 810 and subsequently it was driven in bottom gear, resulting in it overheating. The scene in the film showing the steaming Cord was hastily rewritten to work around the problem. The car had to be restored from nothing but a rusty collection of parts in just six months to get it ready for filming. See more »

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Before Love is sent to Beirut, Jackson checks the papers to be given to Love. The last of them is "a photo of Rosser". Later in Rosser's hotel room in Beirut, however, a very important scene is built around the proposition that Love does not know what Rosser looks like. Love may not be an actual spy, but he should still be able to recognize a man from his photo. See more »

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Disappointing, miscast Niven vehicle
10 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Despite Niven's presence do not expect this to be a comedy. There's nothing Pink Pantherish or Casino Royaleish here. It's a moderately engaging spy thriller but it hasn't aged well, the pace in particular meanders from leisurely to static.

Niven looks like he's parachuted in from a film made ten years earlier. It's difficult to work out why he was cast, or who the target audience was. In different hands it could have been a cousin of Johnson's Bulldog Drummond or Coburn's Flint, but misses both by a mile.

Dorleac smolders very effectively as the crumpet with brains. Although every performance of hers is given lustre and added depth, and distracting but unavoidable pathos, by the viewer's knowledge that she had less than two years to live.


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