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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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Gabriel
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Michael Craig ...
Paul Hagan
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McWhirter / Sheik Abu Tahir
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Minister
Rossella Falk ...
Mrs. Fothergill (as Rosella Falk)
Scilla Gabel ...
Melina
Michael Chow ...
Joe Melia ...
Crevier
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Basilio
Tina Aumont ...
Nicole (as Tina Marquand)
Oliver MacGreevy ...
Tattooed Man
Jon Bluming ...
Hans
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Storyline

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 <hepcat@inch.com>

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

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

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Adventure | Comedy

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Release Date:

4 July 1966 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Modesty Blaise - Die tödliche Lady  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Composer John Dankworth also scored the spy comedies Salt and Pepper (1968) and Fox's later Fathom (1967) as well as the TV spy series The Avengers (1961). See more »

Goofs

When Modesty shoots an arrow at the guard on the island, when watched in slow motion you can follow the arrow as it flies over the arch to the right as the guard is "hit" by an arrow from the left. See more »

Quotes

Modesty Blaise: [Speaking of Gabriel's criminal career] The Royal Box at Ascot... picking pockets.
Gabriel: One has to start somewhere, you know.
Modesty Blaise: Your first mistake.
Gabriel: [Pointing his finger reprovingly] My last!
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Referenced in CQ (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Ice Is Nice
Written by John Dankworth and Evan Jones
Sung by Bob Breen
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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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