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Love Is a Woman (1966)
"Death Is a Woman" (original title)

 |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  June 1967 (USA)
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An undercover agent is sent to investigate dope smuggling on a sun-drenched Mediterranean island. When both of his principal subjects die in mysterious reasons, he soon finds that he is also involved in a murder investigation.

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Mark Burns ...
Dennis Parbury
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Joe
William Dexter ...
Malo
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Priscilla Blunstone-Smythe
Terence de Marney ...
Jacomini
Mark Singleton ...
Costello, Head of the Police
Michael Brennan ...
Bonelli
Blake Butler ...
Lift Operator
Dulcie Bowman ...
Old Lady
Tony Watham
Anita Harris ...
Singer at Casino
Garth Adams
Caron Gardner ...
Mary
Trisha Noble ...
Francesca (as Patsy Ann Noble)
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An undercover agent is sent to investigate dope smuggling on a sun-drenched Mediterranean island. When both of his principal subjects die in mysterious reasons, he soon finds that he is also involved in a murder investigation.

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The film was released as a double bill with The Witches (1966). See more »

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Parbury is coming out of the water, just having been scuba diving, but he is not carrying any fins. See more »

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Dennis Parbury: I know, but she is quite a dish, isn't she,
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Francesca
Lyrics by Joan Shakespeare
Sung by Dennis Lotis
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"Games? I never play games."
19 November 2011 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Striking title… stunningly exotic Mediterranean backdrop… beautiful women led by the voluptuous, but venomous Trisha Noble. Other than that, this unusual 60s British spy drama while seductive is methodically languid and openly predictable in its murder mystery layout. Blackmail, murder, drugs, money and women. It's a shame the plot isn't as entertaining like its scenery and intrusively bombastic musical score, as it's quite a stiltedly talkative stop and go affair with much narrative distractions and suspicions, but very little in the way of sustained suspense and thrills. An undercover English agent is sent to the Mediterranean islands to investigate dope smuggling, but instead finds himself the main suspect in a murder case when that man he is investigating ends up dead. So he goes about trying to clear his name, by finding the killer/s. The suspects are there, but it's just trying to connect the dots to how they did it. Director Frederic Goode executes some stylish camera shots getting plenty of local flavour, but outside of those strokes it's safely mechanical all round. The cast give able performances with Mark Burns, William Dexter, Shaun Curry and Wanda Ventham. But it is indeed Noble who steals the limelight ("You must admit. She's quite a dish"). A hypnotic, if too laid-back psychedelic 60s spy fare.

"It doesn't matter who he is or who's he working for. He's trouble. "


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