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Man on a Spying Trapeze (1966)
"Anónima de asesinos" (original title)

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An American spy travels to Beirut where he's attacked by agents seeking a valuable microfilm.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Wayde Preston ...
Jerry Land
Helga Sommerfeld ...
Solange Dubonet
Reinhard Kolldehoff ...
Nick Collins
Antonio Durán ...
John Parker
Noé Murayama ...
Mr. Wong
Franco Fantasia ...
Boris
Pamela Tudor ...
Yasmine
Kai Fischer ...
Fawzia, Hotel Maid
Sergio Mendizábal ...
José
Robert Johnson Jr. ...
Major Larighy
Gianni Rizzo ...
Stephanolopoulus
Lisa Halvorsen ...
Lyda (as Lis Halvorsen)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joaquín Bergía
Pietro Ceccarelli ...
Hitman in Rome
Juan de Haro
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An American spy travels to Beirut where he's attacked by agents seeking a valuable microfilm.

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Crime | Thriller | Action

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12 May 1966 (Italy)  »

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ESP 10,044,925 (Spain)
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Mr. Wong: [to Jerry Land] My reason for building such a complicated machine is to apply torture at a scientifically-controlled pressure. Of course, it may fracture your skull.
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Ready for action and good tunes?
21 April 2003 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

American Wayde Preston is better known as a star of spaghetti westerns but like many of his Euro-comrades he had to try his hand at the spy game. This would be his only foray into the genre but based on the results he could have made a career of it. Preston's easy going personality works well towards defining the unruffled spy archetype. Preston is agent Jerry Land who travels from Madrid to Rome to New York to Beirut and back again several times in his quest to bed as many women as possible and, oh yes, to solve the case.

You know you're in for a good time when a film opens with a car chase, especially when a Piero Umiliani soundtrack wails on as a car goes over a cliff and explodes. The camera surveys the wreckage, then zooms in on some false teeth uppers, the grisly but humorous detritus of death. Turns out those teeth house a hidden camera! Cool.

The film has its share of violence and torture too. The fights are choreographed well and feature lots of judo and karate-type action. Preston gets the best of the multiple (and recognizable) henchmen he frequently takes on. Throw in some good location shooting in Beirut and that cookin' Umiliani soundtrack and you have an above average actioner worth investigating.


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