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 overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jason Love
Vikki (as Francoise Dorleac)
George Pravda ...
1st Agent
Ronald Radd ...
Alan Gifford ...
George Mikell ...
Reginald Beckwith ...
Mr. Kahn


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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Release Date:

21 January 1966 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A caccia di spie  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director Val Guest and screenwriter Wolf Mankowitz collaborated four times. The pair had previously worked together on Expresso Bongo (1959) and The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961). After Where the Spies Are (1966), the two would work together again on Casino Royale (1967). See more »


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 »


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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