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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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Robert Drummond
Virginia North ...
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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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Bonecas que Matam  »

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Trivia

Actress Sylva Koscina had previously been considered for the role of Tatiana Romanova in the James Bond film From Russia with Love (1963). See more »

Goofs

Wyngarde's gun is heard to fall on the beach, but appears on the table again in the rest of the scene. See more »

Quotes

Robert Drummond: Now, Brenda. Stop playing hard to get!
Brenda: I am hard to get... but it's worth the effort.
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Follows Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1939) 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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One of the best movies inspired by the 60's "Bond" craze.
31 December 2004 | by (cramlington u.k.) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the best of the escapist superspy movies spawned by the James Bond phenomenon,"Deadlier than the male" benefits by taking itself more seriously than the leering and campy approach found in,for example,the "Matt Helm" series and the 2 "Derek Flint" films.Richard Johnson-who could well have played James Bond,and would have brought more humanity to the role than any of the actors who played 007 managed,is excellent as Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond(a character featured in a series of books in the 20s and 30s and a number of "b" movies,reborn here as a secret agent for the swinging 60s).Nigel Green is also perfect,as a suave and very dangerous master criminal.The female assassins,played by 60s stunners Elke Sommer and Sylva Koscina,are allowed to be despicably evil,and without any redeeming features(they are as keen to sadistically torture people as they are to kill them),and the sight of the murderous pair in bikinis emerging from the ocean with harpoon guns,should be as iconic as the "Ursula Andress hits the beach" moment in "Dr No".

Unfortunately the sequel to this movie,"Some girls do"(1969),though not without interest,adopted the over the top camp "Deadlier than the male" avoided,and ended the franchise.


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