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OSS 117 - Double Agent (1968)
"Niente rose per OSS 117" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama  -  28 July 1968 (France)
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A secret agent is sent to the Middle East to destroy a gang of assassins.

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Margaret Lee ...
Aïcha Melik - la figlia di Melik
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Il Maggiore - il capo dei gangster
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Maud - la dottoressa
Robert Hossein ...
Il dottor Saadi
Rosalba Neri ...
Conchita Esteban
George Eastman ...
Karas
Guido Alberti ...
Faruk Melik - il braccio destro del Maggiore
Piero Lulli ...
Heindrich Van Dyck - un rappresentante dell'ONU
Renato Baldini ...
MacLeod - un diplomatico della CIA
Luciano Bonanni ...
Un poliziotto
Romano Moschini
Raf Baldassarre
Seyna Seyn
Giovanni Pallavicino
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The American Secret Service sends their best agent, OSS 117, to investigate a number of political murders that the police was not able to prevent. Desguised as a ruthless killer, 'William Chandler', OSS 117 will penetrate the terrorist organization just when it is preparing the murder of Heindrich Van Dyck, the UN delegate to the Middle-East peace process. OSS 117 will use a fake killing of Van Dyck, and substitute corpses, trying to dupe the criminal master mind, Dr. Saadi. Only, the Major is too clever, abducts Aicha, and OSS 117 must fight both for his life (as he must take a daily antidote for a drug he was injected with), Aicha's endangered life, and passing the information of the whereabouts of the terrorists headquarters to the Army before it's too late... Too much for OSS 117? Written by Artemis-9

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John Gavin played secret agent OSS 117 in this Eurospy picture and when it came to re-cast the character of James Bond after George Lazenby's departure from the part after On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Gavin initially won the role of James Bond to first appear in Diamonds Are Forever (1971). At the last minute Sean Connery agreed to return as Bond for the sixth time in a two-picture deal and at an astronomical salary for the time. Producer Albert R. Broccoli insisted that Gavin be paid the full salary called for in his contract. See more »

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Follows OSS 117: Mission for a Killer (1965) See more »

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Above-average spy thriller
6 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the later entries in the Eurospy, and more specifically in the OSS 117, cycle, and it's probably one of the better ones as well. The two main reasons for that are: 1) The cast. John Gavin is one of the most capable "pseudo-Bonds" of the era, with a good comic flair; you can see why he actually came very close to being the REAL Bond once, in 1971, before Sean Connery changed his mind and came back for "Diamonds Are Forever", Margaret Lee is playfully attractive, Curt Jurgens makes a suitable villain (just like he would a decade later in "The Spy Who Loved Me"), Robert Hossein plays another soft-spoken evil doctor (just like he did in "OSS 117: Panic In Bangkok"), and even the luscious Luciana Paluzzi of "Thunderball" fame is around, though only for about 10 minutes and then she vanishes. 2) Unlike many Eurospy films, this one is not driven by fight scenes at every opportunity. There are some fights, to be sure, and they're pretty good, but most of the time the film is just trying to tell a story. Admittedly the climactic fall of the criminal "Organization" should have been more spectacular - maybe the producers ran out of budget by that point? **1/2 out of 4.


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