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Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966)

Se tutte le donne del mondo... (Operazione Paradiso) (original title)
In this spoof of spy films, CIA agent, Kelly, is in Rio De Janeiro spying on a wealthy industrialist, David Ardonian, who secretly plans to turn the world sterile and repopulate it with his harem. UK spy, Susan Fleming, helps Kelly.

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Kelly (as Michael Connors)
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Susan Fleming
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Lord Aldric / James
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Grace
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Sylvia
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Karin
Marilù Tolo ...
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Omar
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British ambassador
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Renato Terra
George Leech
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An outlandish science-fiction, comedy-thriller full of tongue-and-cheek action, ingenious gadgets in the James Bond style combining violence and tension with polished villainy and flippant espionage, as the resourceful CIA Mike "Mannix" Connors and British agents, Dorothy Provine and Terry-Thomas (both previously in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World") escape death-traps on land, sea and air. Written by alfiehitchie

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Mad menace in Rio! Wow women & Pow action! Sizzling kisses and swinging adventure! The ultimate weapon! The ultimate plot! Watch out for everything! See more »

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Terry-Thomas plays two roles in this movie: James and Lord Aldric. See more »

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Mr. Ardonian: [Speaking to Susan in his lab he is showing her how the suspended animation machinery works] I'll show you how it works
Susan Fleming: [Ardonian throws a switch and the cylinders come out showing the frozen women ] All these girls frozen?
Mr. Ardonian: Yes. Age and decay are strangers to them now . Their beauty will remain for eternity .
Susan Fleming: Your private harem to repopulate the planet.
Mr. Ardonian: Yes, They will be glad to as I will be the only one who can be used to impregnate them.
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VIsually great, somewhat tedious otherwise
1 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kiss the Girls and Make them Die has a great title, and since it was shot in 1966, great chic value at this point. Plus it was a studio movie with enough budget to be shot with top shelf cinematography, film stock, and sets (including locations in Brazil), but the actors don't really carry it over the top. Mike Connors is recognizable and active, but his lines aren't the best. It's not edgy or intense enough to shadow James Bond, and not camp enough to be Matt Helm. It's quite a blah in between. ANother problem is there are a LOT ofstylistic and plot 'borrowings' from the specific Bond movie You Only Live Twice, and this undermines it being a parody. Then there are moments when the film inexplicably fails to capitalize on both small and big moments, and just kind of lets them drift away, which is frustrating because at other times you're marvelling at the frame and sets.

Most of the female actresses are forgettable, particularly the one who develops into the lead. The arch villain is threatening, but also not maximized, and his henchman is particularly uninteresting, and unconvincing as a bad guy. THe film switches up between serious and campy, and it's just not written clever enough to pull it off.

That said, the movie is visually gorgeous, with shots of a Rio De Janiero in the late 1960s, with one fantastic interior after another, a mix of Brazilian culture with mid-century modern. You want to see a Rolls Royce driving a jungle road? You'll see it here. It's too bad the leads weren't more engaging, or given more character in the script to work with.


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