Modesty Blaise (1966)

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A spy spoof in the 60s tradition featuring the comic book heroine Modesty Blaise set in the Italian Mediterranean.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Craig ...
Paul Hagan
McWhirter / Sheik Abu Tahir
Rossella Falk ...
Mrs. Fothergill (as Rosella Falk)
Scilla Gabel ...
Michael Chow ...
Joe Melia ...
Tina Aumont ...
Nicole (as Tina Marquand)
Oliver MacGreevy ...
Tattooed Man
Jon Bluming ...


Modesty Blaise, a secret agent whose hair color, hair style, and mod clothing change at a snap of her fingers is being used by the British government as a decoy in an effort to thwart a diamond heist. She is being set up by the feds but is wise to the plot and calls in sidekick Willie Garvin and a few other friends to outsmart them. Meanwhile, at his island hideaway, Gabriel, the diamond thief has his own plans for Blaise and Garvin. Written by Dean Harris <>

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diamond | spy | spy spoof | spoof | sheik | See All (56) »


Nothing can faze Modesty Blaise, the world's deadliest and most dazzlingly female agent!


Adventure | Comedy


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Release Date:

4 July 1966 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Modesty Blaise - Die tödliche Lady  »

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Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of five films that actor Dirk Bogarde made with director Joseph Losey. See more »


Modesty's large leg tattoo is missing in the pre-credits sequence. See more »


McWhirter: [about Mrs. Fothergill] When the moon is full, I fear for my life.
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Referenced in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) See more »


The End (We Should Have)
Written by John Dankworth, Evan Jones and Benny Green
Sung by Monica Vitti and Terence Stamp
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classic 60's fun
15 August 2003 | by (miami, florida) – See all my reviews

I disagree quite strongly with those users who have given this film such a low billing. It is more than a bit unusual, of course, sort of like The Avengers done in Michaelangelo Antonioni's style. The music, costumes, and overall style are lighthearted and fun in a campy way, sometimes even dreamy. If you liked this film, you would like Antonioni's "Blowup".

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