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Deadlier Than the Male (1967)

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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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Virginia North ...
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Miss Peggy Ashenden
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Henry Bridgenorth
Laurence Naismith ...
Sir John Bledlow
Zia Mohyeddin ...
King Fedra
Lee Montague ...
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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

In a later interview, director Ralph Thomas said that the movie was made with the intention of kicking off a TV series. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, Drummond (Richard Johnson) and Robert (Steve Carlson) dive off the yacht and swim away from the boat towards Grace (Suzanna Leigh), who is in the water. But as the film cuts to a long shot and the final credits roll, they are still swimming towards her - but from the other direction, moving towards the boat. See more »

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Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond: [hearing a fragment of a recording tape] "-ate the ruler of Ahk-"
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Follows Bulldog Sees It Through (1940) 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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First class production, plot and characters.
11 April 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Classy production, solid plot, witty dialog, believable characters. When watching this film, one does not say, "Oh yeah, a 60's Bond take-off", as one does when watching perhaps "Our Man Flint" or "In Like Flint". Richard Johnson's Hugh Drummond is smooth, handsome and resourceful without being obnoxious or larger than life. Steve Carlson's Robert Drummond provides youthful energy without becoming a foil. Elke Sommer's Irma Eckman is irresistably gorgeous, intelligent, eloquent, and cold-as-ice deadly. Sylva Kocina's Penelope is kittenish, sensual and apologetic...even as she's torturing or killing a man. Nigel Green is a ruthless, cunning business man who has figured out how to get rivals out of his way; Kill them. The murders are clever, sexy and brutal but not campy. Universal Studios should make this "best-of-the-genre" entry available on video.


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