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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
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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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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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From Russia, Beirut, London, Rome and Byblos with LOVE! 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

Cast and crew who worked on both this movie and the following year's Casino Royale (1967) included star David Niven, actors Robert Rietty, Geoffrey Bayldon, and John Le Mesurier, producer Val Guest, screenwriter Wolf Mankowitz, art director John Howell, editor Bill Lenny, and sound technician Jim Shields. 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: It's such a stupid story, it must be true.
Dr. Jason Love: What's your stupid story?
Vikki: I don't tell this to everyone; but, my mother was Mata Hari and my father was Sherlock Holmes.
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Great light hearted easy going film with superb cord car cameo piece
21 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this film for the first time as teenager and thought it great fun and after 20 years I got the chance to see it again via TNT.I have since seen it at least half a dozen times on TNT re runs and its still great fun to watch. The film is a good attempt to provide some good light hearted humour matched against the absurdity of life's wheel of fortune. A south of England middle aged doctor with a passion for 1930s cord sports cars finds himself manipulated into doing a task for British intelligence only to find himself way out of his depth and up to his neck in intrigue.The doctor is played by the polished David Niven who gives a good believable performance and a host of British character actors are thrown in for good measure and depth .Female distraction is provided by the French actress Francoise Dorleac in one of her last films before her early tragic death. The films international locations span as far as picturesque 1960s Beruit in the days when it was the playground of the rich; before it was destroyed by war in 70s and thus provides a rare glimpse of what was. The film is also a good glimpse of 1960s revolution where old society values clash with the modern realisation that Britain is no longer a world superpower even though it likes to hope or think it is. Then there in the middle of it mirroring this duality is David Nivens middle age character trying to rise to the challenge surprised at what he can still do , but struggling to avoid the consequences of the things he cant and perhaps never could even when he was younger. This is presented with humour and its A DELIGHTFUL view and an enjoyable trip into 1960s film.


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