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Writers:
Juan Antonio Cabezas (screenplay) (uncredited in US version)
Juan Antonio Cabezas (story)
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Release Date:
28 January 1967 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
Secret Agent Bart Fargo chases the kidnappers of the inventor of a death ray. | Add synopsis »
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Danger! Dopey Movie! (Thank god for Gordon Scott) See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Gordon Scott ... Bart Fargo
Maureen Delphy ... Lucille
Nello Pazzafini ... Frank (as Ted Carter)
Alberto Dalbés ... Carver (as Albert Dalbes)
Silvia Solar ... Mrs. Carver (as Sylvia Solar)
Massimo Righi ... Al (as Max Dean)
Tullio Altamura ... Prof. John Carmichael (as Tor Altmayer)
Rossella Bergamonti ... Miss Roberta - Raymond's Secretary (as Rosemary Herbert)
Carlos Hurtado ... Scarface
Tina Di Pietro ... Raymond's Blonde (as Jane Peters)
Fernando Rubio ... Bearded Henchman (as Larry Sheffield)
Julio St. Cruz ... Señor Raymond (as Juan Sant Cruz)
Valentino Macchi ... Henchman 'X3' (as Edwin Moore)
Giulio Maculani ... Gary - Mustachioed Henchman (as Julian Macmillan)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ignazio Balsamo ... Henchman 'X2' (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gianfranco Baldanello  (as Frank G. Carroll)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Juan Antonio Cabezas  screenplay (uncredited in US version)
Juan Antonio Cabezas  story (as Dick Arthur)
Jaime Comas Gil  screenplay (as Jaime Comas)
Jaime Comas Gil  story (as Jaime Comas)
Aldo Cristiani  screenplay (as Al Christian)
Aldo Cristiani  story (as Al Christian)
Domenico Paolella  screenplay (as Paul Fleming)

Produced by
Daniel P. Culvert .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gianni Ferrio  (as James Anderson)
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Hernández Sanjuán (director of photography) (as Frank Humphreys)
 
Film Editing by
Gaby Peñalba  (as Edwin McLeod)
 
Set Decoration by
Luis Argüello  (as Joseph Vincent)
Arrigo Equini  (as Joseph Vincent)
 
Costume Design by
Mary Louise Boyle 
 
Makeup Department
Ray Danby .... make-up
 
Production Management
Roger G. Evans .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aldo Cristiani .... assistant director (as Al Christian)
 
Art Department
Robert Nicholson .... settings designer
 
Sound Department
Peter Castleford .... sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stanley Hughes .... assistant camera
Ed Manford .... assistant camera
Jack Powell .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Susan Stanley .... editor's assistant
 
Other crew
Anne Wilkinson .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il raggio infernale" - Italy (original title)
"Death Ray" - USA (short title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Revealing mistakes: When the helicopter lands on the sub and then gets blown up, if you look closely, you can see a string pulling the toy sub.See more »
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Danger! Dopey Movie! (Thank god for Gordon Scott), 16 October 2005
Author: lemon_magic from Wavy Wheat, Nebraska

While this movie is obviously nothing more than a 3rd rate "007" pastiche, I'm still rather fond of it. In spite of the ludicrous miniatures, blandly European-y setting, by-the-numbers screenplay and badly dubbed dialog, this is a fun little lightweight romp. I think this is mostly due to the casting of Gordon Scott in the lead as "Bart Fargo" (you're kidding me with that name, right?). I have fond memories of Scott in some vintage "Tarzan" movies, and I vaguely remember him playing "Hercules" as well; what worked then works now. Scott isn't as hard edged or as dynamic as, say, Sean Connery or Timothy Dalton, but he's an agreeable screen presence, he's pleasant to look at (and still built like a brick sh*thouse), and he can do a choreographed screen brawl with the best of them.

Scott is front and center for 90% of the movie, and he always looks good doing whatever it is he's doing - running down a city street, punching out a bad guy "Mannix" style, playing baccarat in a casino, lounging in bed, or being suave with the ladies. So he carries this movie the way a mother cat carries a kitten, by the nape of the neck and for as long as it takes. He isn't good enough to rescue "Danger! Death Ray" from mediocrity (I'm not sure Sean Connery himself could do that), and it's pretty obvious from the outset that he's just collecting a paycheck...but he at least makes it watchable.

Compare this to some of the other,similar European-y "007" ripoffs that MST3K covered in its fifth and sixth seasons and you'll immediately see the difference. "OK Connery" relied on Sean's poor uncharismatic brother, "Secret Agent Super Dragon" featured a walking Ken doll, and "your dad's alcoholic golfing buddy" (in a girdle) was cast as "Agent for H.A.R.M.". Two of those movies were at least the equal of D!DR in sets, effects, locations, and supporting cast (and were sometimes far superior, especially in the case of "OK Connery")(and I admit that "Agent" wasn't the equal to ANYTHING, including the "ABC Afterschool Special"). But those movies blew chunks, while D!DR is at least mildly entertaining in a completely unoriginal way. And that's 'cause Scott was the leading man, and not those other poor bozos who were completely out of their depth in the lead.

D!DR would be appropriate for a wasted Sunday afternoon matinée when you have too much of hangover to move from in front of the TV, and televised sports just don't appeal. Collect only if you are a spy movie completist, or if you enjoy the MST coverage (which is good natured and mild, compared to the slash-and-burn jobs they usually do).

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