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Caprice (1967)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 12 May 1967 (Finland)
An industrial designer causes chaos when she sells a secret cosmetics formula to a rival company.

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Stuart Clancy
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Sir Jason Fox
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Madame Piasco
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Su Ling
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There is an on-going battle of industrial espionage between rival cosmetics companies, Femina, owned by Sir Jason Fox, and May Fortune, owned by Matthew Cutter. Caught in the middle between the two are among others top industrial designer Patricia Foster, who officially is on May Fortune's payroll after being fired by Femina, and Christopher White, a suave Brit who also is officially on May Fortune's payroll as Cutter's right hand man. On the surface, Patricia is still working for Femina trying to steal the new top secret formula for a water repellent hairspray developed by Dr. Stuart Clancy for May Fortune, that hairspray which would make all other hairsprays obsolete, while Christopher secretly tries to stop her. Below the surface, it is not clear whether either Patricia or Christopher truly are working for May Fortune, Femina or someone else. But as they progress through these on the surface missions, their true missions are eventually revealed as are their true allegiances, which ... Written by Huggo

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Where do you run when there's no place to run? Where do you hide when there's no place to hide? See more »

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Capricho  »

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$4,075,000 (USA)
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This was one of four 20th Century Fox pictures featuring female spies that were released during 1966-1967. The movies were Fathom (1967), Caprice (1967), Come Spy with Me (1967), and Modesty Blaise (1966). See more »

Goofs

When Patricia follows Su home, she finds Su living in a luxurious house in the hills, complete with pool. The next time we visit Su's home, it's a high rise apartment. See more »

Quotes

Christopher White: How is she?
Doctor: With a good night's sleep she'll be back to normal.
Christopher White: She will never be normal.
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Crazy Credits

Each screen of the opening credits is presented uniquely. The names of the leads appear in speech/thought bubbles of an extra. One page appears gradually as a walkie-talkie's antenna extends. Others fade in, slide in, are pulled from behind walls, appear with different clipart, etc. See more »

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References The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) See more »

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Caprice
by Larry Marks
Performed by Doris Day (uncredited)
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Doris Day Mod SuperSpy in a Zigzag pattern of suspense, fun and excitement!
12 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fox Cinema Classics Collection DVD release of Caprice definitely puts the film in its proper place as one the most stylish and best super spy comedy thrillers. Frank Tashlin's beautifully restored film follows his direction of "The Glass Bottom Boat" with a new level of suspense. This time Miss Day really is a spy working for a cosmetic firm avenging the murder of her father while uncovering the heads of the drug syndicate. Yes! from her first movie to a reporter on her hit television series Doris Day has always been a busy working woman.

Her leading man, British agent assigned with French Interpol Richard Haris complicates Doris mission.

This Last film in cinema scope takes you from Paris to LA to the Swiss Alps and back to Paris in one the most electrifying ski chase ever seen. I recommend giving Caprice a second look with audio comments given by James Bond expert John Cork and myself for a better appreciation of a very interesting, revealing moment of cinema in the summer of 67.

'Pierre Patrick'(qv) Co-writer of Que Sera Sera The Magic of Doris Day.


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