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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)
Tom Adams ...
Mike, Owner of Casa Miguel
Elizabeth Ercy ...
Ulla
Ann Lancaster ...
Mrs. Trivers
Tutte Lemkow ...
Mehmed, Serapkin's servant
Reg Lye ...
Mr. Trivers
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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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This 1960s spy comedy is bookended by aerial plane, parachuting and skydiving sequences. This movie was influenced by the James Bond franchise, and ironically, such above-mentioned aerial activities would actually make this picture prefigure the many aerial and flying stunt sequences which would dominate the Bond series from the 1970s onwards. See more »

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Obvious stuntman portraying Fathom as she is chased by / knocked down by the bull in the bullring scene. See more »

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Fathom Harvill: The next jumpsuit I order won't have a zipper!
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A 60's Lark
4 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Welch looks good in this, to be sure. But she also carries across the oddball charm this movie is attempting to convey. She looked good in Bedazzled and Myra Breckinridge as well, but wasn't given much to do. Here she gets some good dialogue to parry the men with, and she comes across as an exciting heroine that unlike Flynt or Matt Helm, should have been given more than one movie to do her thing. This film is very reminiscent of the more whacked-out Modesty Blaise. Just a little funnier. One could also find the roots of the current Charlie's Angels flix in this movie, albeit without the battering music.

Leslie H. Martinson is a director who should be studied more closely. He did so many TV shows, it would be easy to dismiss him as style-free. But from what I've seen (Hot Rod Girl, PT 109, Batman) he uses simplicity in his favor, and makes good little movies that stick with you.


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