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Deadlier Than the Male (1967)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Drama  |  12 February 1967 (UK)
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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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Sir John Bledlow
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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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Bonecas que Matam  »

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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

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: [hearing a fragment of a recording tape] "-ate the ruler of Ahk-"
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Follows Bulldog Drummond (1922) 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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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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