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Fathom (1967)

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In Southern Spain with a U.S. team, skydiver Fathom Harvill is approached by a Scottish colonel working for a top-secret Western agency. He's after a vital lost atomic device, and wants her... See full summary »

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Peter Merriwether (as Tony Franciosa)
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Col. Douglas Campbell, Chief of HADES
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Flight Lt. Timothy Webb
Greta Chi ...
Maj. Jo-May Soon (KGB)
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Mike, Owner of Casa Miguel
Elizabeth Ercy ...
Ulla
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Mrs. Trivers
Tutte Lemkow ...
Mehmed, Serapkin's servant
Reg Lye ...
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Sergi Serapkin
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In Southern Spain with a U.S. team, skydiver Fathom Harvill is approached by a Scottish colonel working for a top-secret Western agency. He's after a vital lost atomic device, and wants her to parachute into a house occupied by some Red Chinese agents to help get the thing back. Apart from all this there is a predatory continental doctor on his yacht to take account of. Fathom soon realizes nothing is what it seems to be, but can she fathom the truth out? Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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25 August 1967 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

La espía que cayó del cielo  »

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Anthony Franciosa received top billing, Raquel Welch received second billing. See more »

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As Fathom attempts to get behind the controls of the red plane her parachute disappears, then reappears, then disappears again. See more »

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Reporter: Señorita, how did you ever get a name like Fathom?
Fathom Harvill: A fathom is six feet. Papa was hoping for a tall son. Papa was disappointed.
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Jump-Starting The Puberties Of 40 Million Baby Boomers
19 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Back in 1967, Raquel Welch's appearance (rather than performance) in "Fathom" helped jump-start the puberties of around 40 million baby-boomer boys. I never got the chance to see this picture back in '67, unfortunately, and had to have MY puberty jump-started the old-fashioned way: by watching James Bond in the movies and Honey West and Emma Peel on TV (not to mention Laurie R. in junior high!). But 40 years after the fact, I finally caught up with "Fathom" last night. And you know what? The picture really isn't half bad. It's got a good, twisty, intelligent script, tongue in cheek though it may be; beautiful Spanish location shooting; and some colorful characters. The picture also moves quickly and features some good action sequences (such as Racky dodging a maddened bull in a bullring and swimming away from a harpooner in a speedboat). Half the fun in the movie comes from trying to figure out who is lying and what the characters' various motivations are (nobody seems to be telling the truth about anything in this film, and poor Fathom is understandably confused throughout). I quite enjoyed the film, and must say that Raquel's acting is much better than she is given credit for, and that she does indeed look sensational in every scene. Now I can finally understand all those raised hormonal levels 40 years ago!


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