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British agent Bulldog Drummond is assigned to stop a master criminal who uses beautiful women to do his killings.

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Grace
Steve Carlson ...
Robert Drummond
Virginia North ...
Brenda
Justine Lord ...
Miss Peggy Ashenden
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Henry Bridgenorth
Laurence Naismith ...
Sir John Bledlow
Zia Mohyeddin ...
King Fedra
Lee Montague ...
Boxer
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Chang
Yasuko Nagazumi ...
Mitsouko
Didi Sydow ...
Anna
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British agent Bulldog Drummond is assigned to stop a master criminal who uses beautiful women to do his killings.

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These are the women to put up a man's pulse rate - and stop it . . . stone dead! See more »


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12 February 1967 (UK)  »

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Bonecas que Matam  »

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Trivia

The title 'Deadlier Than the Male' is a literary reference to a 1911 poem by Rudyard Kipling 'The Female of the Species' which reads: "The female of the species must be deadlier than the male". The title also references Herman C. McNeile (aka Sapper)'s earlier 'Bulldog Drummond' novel, 'The Female of the Species' which was filmed as Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937). See more »

Goofs

Wyngarde's gun is clearly pulled away by a string some time after the harpoon struck the table. See more »

Quotes

Irma Eckman: Well I have had men fall for me before but never like this.
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Follows 13 Lead Soldiers (1948) See more »

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Deadlier Than the Male
Written by John Franz and Scott Walker (as Scott Engel)
Performed by The Walker Brothers
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Above average.
6 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

This above-average Bond knockoff deserves to be better known. It's too imitative of the Bond pictures of the time (especially "Thunderball" - minus the underwater scenes), and the plot slows down at times, but Elke Sommer and Sylva Koscina make a terrific pair of sexy, teasing assassins (with Sommer being the sexier one and Koscina the more teasing one). Nigel Green also makes a smooth villain (although he should have hired more guards!). This picture should become more widely available, because although it's not perfect, it's much better than, say, the atrocious pseudo-spoof "Our Man Flint". (**1/2)


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