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Deadlier Than the Male (1967)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 12 February 1967 (UK)
British agent Bulldog Drummond is assigned to stop a master criminal who uses beautiful women to do his killings.

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Brenda
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Miss Ashenden
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Sir John Bledlow
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King Fedra
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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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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 »

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Elke Sommer, playing Irma, jumps out of a plane with parachute. Her hands and feet are bare. But in the following free-fall she has white gloves and white shoes on, obviously her stunt double. See more »

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Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond: Catch your girlfriend, Robert. I think she's gonna faint.
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Referenced in Ultimate Force: Deadlier Than the Male (2005) See more »

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Deadlier Than the Male
By John Franz and Scott Walker (as Scott Engel)
Sung by The Walker Brothers
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As good as Bond
12 December 2005 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Several oil executives die in mysterious 'accidents' and each time, an anonymous company is richer by a million pounds. Insurance underwriter Hugh Drummond is called in to investigate. Jimmy Sangster had earlier put Hammer Films on the map by reworking old horror favourites like 'Dracula' and 'Frankenstein'. In 1966, he gave Sapper's 'Bulldog Drummond' a Bond make-over. Richard Johnson was well cast; smooth, charming, and sophisticated. The girls are stunningly beautiful, and the film bristles with excitement, invention and good humour. Nigel Green is excellent as Carl Petersen. Some great set-pieces; the underground car park fight is surprisingly violent, while the chessboard finale is straight out of 'The Avengers'. All this plus a cameo by the late, great Leonard Rossiter, and a blinding title song by The Walker Brothers! Wisely, the film doesn't try to compete with the more lavish Bonds such as 'Goldfinger' and 'Thunderball'. Both Drummond films were novelised for Coronet Books by Henry Reymond.


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