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Rio 70 (1969)

Die sieben Männer der Sumuru (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | 20 March 1972 (Spain)
Sumuru, the beautiful leader of the all-female kingdom of Femina, plans to use her women to take over the world.

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(as Jess Franco)

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(screenplay) (as Peter Welbeck), (characters)
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Sumitra
Richard Wyler ...
Jeff Sutton
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Masius
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Lesley
Marta Reves ...
Ulla
Elisa Montés ...
Irene (as Eliza Montes)
Beni Cardoso ...
Yana (as Beny Cardoso)
Herbert Fleischmann ...
Carl
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Jeff Sutton arrives in Rio de Janeiro with a suitcase with 10 million dollars, and the powerful mobster Sir Masius sends his henchman Carl with his gangsters to follow Jeff and get the money. Jeff has one affair with the manicure Leslye and succeeds to escape from Sir Masius' mobsters. Meanwhile, Sumuru, the leader of the women of the City of Femina that wants to defeat the men and take over the world, captures Jeff and brings him to Femina expecting to get the money. Sumuru has several prisoners locked in glass cages, including Ulla Rossini, who knows Jeff Sutton. Jeff discloses to Ulla that his arrival is part of a plan to save her from Sumuru. Jeff Sutton becomes a pawn in the middle of the war between Masius and Sumuru. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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As of 2013, last acting role to date for Shirley Eaton. See more »

Goofs

During the main battle, as the invading helicopters are shooting at the female army from the sky, you can see several instances of the same, exact scenes of some women dropping dead multiple times, only from different angles throughout the entire battle. See more »

Quotes

Sumuru: [after the execution of one of her soldiers] My army is trained to kill efficiently.
Jeff Sutton: Themselves?
Sumuru: If one of my girls isn't perfect, she must die.
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Referenced in Ob's stürmt oder schneit (1976) See more »

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Danger: Francorella!
6 June 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

The clever marketeer is he is, Jess Franco naturally also cashed in on the huge temporarily success of psychedelic spy movies like Mario Bava's ultimately sensational "Danger: Diabolik!". Franco is the ideal man to shoot a similar film, as he could freely insert as much sleaze, kitschy scenery and absurdly grotesque plot twists as he wanted to. And he partially understood this very well, as "The Girl from Rio" revolves on a man-hating organization, led by a funky dressed lesbo, that plots to turn all men into obedient slaves! Unfortunately (for them, at least), the diabolical plans conflict with the daily business of a feared crime syndicate boss, played by George Sanders. All the right ingredients are well-presented, yet this is a surprisingly weak and unsatisfying adventure movie. The plot is rich on imagination, but seemingly only on paper, as the action is quite tame. The film is also very colorful...but not too bright and especially shocking was the total lack of vicious sex. There's a bit of nudity, sure, but too few according to normal Franco standards. All the characters are sick in the head, so the least I expected (or hoped for) were more perverted undertones or frenzied themes. Franco obviously had a bigger budget as usual to work with, and I must say he spends that money well on more convincing set pieces and talented cast members. Particularly the veteran actor George Sanders ("Village of the Damned", "Psychomania") is one of the best players ever to appear in a Franco production. Too bad even he can't save "The Girl from Rio" from being a huge letdown. A legendary Euro-smut filmmaker like Jess Franco could and should have done more with this concept. Shame, shame, shame...


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