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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

Producer Steven Pallos previously produced the World War II espionage film Foxhole in Cairo (1960) and later went on to produce the spy movie Catch Me a Spy (1971). 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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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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