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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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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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(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 »


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 »


Gabriel: I am the villain of the piece. I have to condemn you.
Modesty Blaise: But I am the heroine. Don't I get away?
Gabriel: Perhaps.
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Referenced in Pulp Fiction (1994) 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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Stunningly gorgeous beauty in a fun romp
8 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many people consider Monica Vitti to have been the most appealing movie actress of the 60s-70s. Some of us would consider her to be the most radiantly beautiful, magnetically winsome film actress of all time. Modesty Blaise was her only English-language movie and it's a wonderful romp through the swinging-London era of the 60s. I don't believe there has been a film with more exuberant pop-art set decor and the movie would be worth seeing for the sets alone. L'Eclisse is considered to be her overall best film, but (1) it is in b/w, and (2) it is not currently available on DVD. Modesty Blaise is in gorgeous color and is very well transferred to DVD. Dirk Bogarde is also very good as the suave, James-Bond type villain.

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