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Modesty Blaise (1966)

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

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Gabriel
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McWhirter / Sheik Abu Tahir
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Minister
Rossella Falk ...
Mrs. Fothergill (as Rosella Falk)
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Melina
Michael Chow ...
Joe Melia ...
Crevier
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Basilio (as Saro Urzi)
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Nicole (as Tina Marquand)
Oliver MacGreevy ...
Tattooed Man
Jon Bluming ...
Hans
Lex Schoorel ...
Walter
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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 (54) »

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

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Comedy

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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)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Clive Revill was fourth choice and the part was not cast until shooting had begun. 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

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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Connections

Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The End (We Should've)
Music by John Dankworth
Lyrics by 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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