6.4/10
948
29 user 23 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) (as David Osborn) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Some Girls Do (1969)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A series of unexplainable accidents befall the people and companies responsible for developing the world's first supersonic airliner (SST1). A British agent is sent to investigate and with ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Richard Johnson, Daliah Lavi, Beba Loncar
The Silencers (1966)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In this, the first Matt Helm movie, we see Matt Helm coaxed out of semi-retirement by an attractive ex-partner. It seems that the evil Big O organization has a nefarious plan called "... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Daliah Lavi
The Ambushers (1967)
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Secret agent Matt Helm must battle foreign spies and a rogue nation's exiled ruler in order to recover a hijacked U.S. government experimental flying saucer.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Dean Martin, Senta Berger, Janice Rule
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The count has stolen enough gold to cause a financial crisis in the world markets so I.C.E. sends in ace spy Matt Helm to stop him. As Matt works alone, the British send in Freya to aid ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Dean Martin, Elke Sommer, Sharon Tate
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Handsome top-secret American agent Matt Helm must recover a laser-weapons inventor who has been kidnapped by arch-villain Julian Wall.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Dean Martin, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When a girl is murdered in a park, a man is tried and convicted for the crime but afterwards the killings continue.

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Helmut Berger, Giancarlo Sbragia, Ida Galli
Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Archaeologists investigating some Mayan ruins come across a blob-like monster. They manage to destroy it with fire, but keep a sample. Meanwhile, a comet is due to pass close to the Earth -... See full summary »

Directors: Riccardo Freda, Mario Bava
Stars: John Merivale, Didi Sullivan, Gérard Herter
Tickle Me (1965)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A singing rodeo rider hires on at an expensive all-women dude ranch and beauty spa. He falls for a pretty fitness trainer who is constantly threatened by a gang who wants her late grandfather's cache of gold hidden in a ghost town.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane
Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out ... See full summary »

Director: Jim O'Connolly
Stars: James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds.

Director: Quentin Lawrence
Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Richard Vernon
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A secret agent is dispatched to find a rare and valuable drug.

Director: André Hunebelle
Stars: Frederick Stafford, Mylène Demongeot, Raymond Pellegrin
Deadlier Than the Male (TV Series 2017)
Crime | Drama

Follows a trio of characters, each with a mysterious and troubling past: a young woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, a former serial predator desperate to find ... See full summary »

Stars: Lily Rabe, Enrique Murciano, Ashley Madekwe
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Penelope
...
...
Grace
Steve Carlson ...
Robert Drummond
...
Brenda
Justine Lord ...
Miss Ashenden
...
Bridgenorth
...
Sir John Bledlow
...
King Fedra
Lee Montague ...
Boxer
...
Chang
Yasuko Nagazumi ...
Mitsouko
Didi Sydow ...
Anna
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 February 1967 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bonecas que Matam  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The picture was originally announced in December of 1964 but principal photography did not start until 1966. 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

Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond: Catch your girlfriend, Robert. I think she's gonna faint.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Al Murray's Great British Spy Movies (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Deadlier Than the Male
By John Franz and Scott Walker (as Scott Engel)
Sung by The Walker Brothers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
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.


14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?