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Fathom (1967)

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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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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She's A Sky Diving Darling Built For Action! See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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25 August 1967 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

La espía que cayó del cielo  »

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2.35 : 1
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H.A.D.E.S stood for Headquarters Allied Defences, Espionage & Security. See more »

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After taking control of the plane, it is shown in a steep dive with a left spin. Peter gives Fathom instructions to turn the "wheel" HARD LEFT and pull back on throttle. She's already in a left spin, turning the yoke "HARD LEFT will only increase the spin rate. Next he says, push FORWARD (on the yoke) don't be afraid of diving... she's already in a dive, there is no need to increase speed at that point. Pushing forward helps recover airspeed and prevent stalling. It doesn't help when already in a dive. See more »

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Sergi Serapkin: Please sit down, Miss...?
Fathom Harvill: Harvill. Fathom Harvill. Please don't ask me how I got the name Fathom.
Sergi Serapkin: Let me guess. Your father wanted a very tall son. Or you were named after wealthy relatives. Or as a child, you were very deep.
Fathom Harvill: Two out of three, that's not bad.
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Happy Landings
Written and Conducted by John Dankworth
Performed by The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
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Raquel Makes It Fun
18 April 1999 | by (Athens, OH) – See all my reviews

Raquel Welch in her sex symbol prime makes this picture worth seeing. I kind of wish the script had made her character a little more intelligent, but the film is an entertaining, breezy diversion. Clive Revill also delivers a very funny performance.


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