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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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1st Agent
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Jackson
Ronald Radd ...
Stanilaus
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Security
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Aeradio
George Mikell ...
Assassin
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Parkington
Reginald Beckwith ...
Mr. Kahn
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Storyline

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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That's secret agent Jason Love who takes you where the spies are! See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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21 January 1966 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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 name of the British intelligence agency was MI6. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Vikki: Don't do that! Don't do that! Stop making me do it again! Don't do that!
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A light satire on the cold war spy story
10 January 2006 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

An amusing, tongue-in-cheek, British satire on the spy genre with David Niven at his debonair best. The comedy is dry and subtle, taking aim at the British and Russian spy-film caricatures. Niven plays the bumbling amateur who makes good but was recruited because all the other spies have been unfortunately lost - that's MI5. John Le Mesurier plays the part of the harassed, penny-pinching, civil servant with aplomb. His use of understatement in suggesting that the purpose of the visit was just to find Rosser and nothing more and his reference to the radio in a biscuit tin, exemplifies the absurdity that underpins the satire. Françoise Dorléac plays the sexy double agent with a light touch. A good support cast with Nigel Davenport excelling as the hard-drinking expatriate Brit. and Ronald Radd suitably menacing as the Russian spy master. In the 1960's the Lebanon was considered an exotic location, essential for this kind of film. As in the Bond films, the travelogue element with a "holiday" romance was an important part of the overall attraction.


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