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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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Grace
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Robert Drummond
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Brenda
Justine Lord ...
Miss Ashenden
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Bridgenorth
Laurence Naismith ...
Sir John Bledlow
Zia Mohyeddin ...
King Fedra
Lee Montague ...
Boxer
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Chang
Yasuko Nagazumi ...
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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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Richard Johnson leads the cast in this 1960s spy film. Johnson was director Terence Young's first choice to play James Bond when casting Dr. No (1962). Johnson also appeared in the 60s spy flicks, this film's sequel Some Girls Do (1969) and Danger Route (1967). See more »

Goofs

The harpoon hits the table surface as shown in a close-up shot, but later on in the scene it is in the side of the table. See more »

Quotes

Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond: 'Tis rather comical isn't it?
Carl Petersen: What is?
Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond: I mean the whole thing. The girls, the castle, Fu Manchu over there. Even you I suppose.
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Follows Bulldog Drummond (1929) 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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Tough, stylish and of its time.
18 August 1999 | by (CARDIFF, WALES) – See all my reviews

This tough and stylish Bond pastiche from 1967 has a life all of its own and is as good a film as "DR. NO". Richard Johnson plays a suave and sophisticated version of the old 20's hero Bulldog Drummond and he gives his character a tough veneer that makes him as believable as Sean Connery when he squares up against the bad guys, the leader of which is played by the superb character actor Nigel Greene who plays the same sort of villain here that he did in the Matt Helm movie "THE WRECKING CREW". The women in this movie are sexy and aggressive and are the reason for the title,the climax takes place in the villain's lair, a medieval castle where Johnson and Greene play a taut game of death involving giant chess figures. I visited Pinewood Studios in England in 1986 and saw a couple of these huge chess figures lying in the backlot and it brought back fond memories of a film which though very much of its time would offer much pleasure to present day viewers if it were released on video.An inferior (though still enjoyable) sequel appeared the following year called " SOME GIRLS DO" and unfortunately that was the last we saw of Drummond.A pity.


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