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The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it. The high moral standing of the Bureau (only killing those who deserve it) is called into question by her. She puts out a contract for the Bureau to assassinate its leader on the eve of World War I. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Jack London's original novel was left markedly incomplete at the time of his death, and it was not until many decades later that the thriller-writer Robert L. Fish (also known as Robert L. Pike) finished it for publication, amidst much publicity. The novel is noticeably more serious in tone than this film. See more »

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In the scene, about 40-45 minutes in, where Lord Bostwick visits General Van Pinck whilst the latter is at fencing practice, you will see a map of Europe on the wall. Although this film ostensibly takes place before World War I, the map is of post-Versailles Europe, c.1925-1939. See more »

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Ivan Dragomiloff: [appalled by her outfit] What on Earth?
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an extension of the Avengers TV-series
26 June 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

In the Sixties English actor Patrick MacNee successfully played male lead John Steed in the Avengers TV-series. During these years MacNee had a number of successive female partners, of whom Diana Rigg became by far the most famous.

Even more so, Rigg's acting provided the Avengers with immortality. In particular in 1965, when this TV-series were at their most inspirational.

Diana Rigg also stars in 'The Assassination Bureau', more or less copying her famous Avengers-role of Emma Peel. 'Assassination' itself also shows great similarities with the great TV-series: bizarre, with a surrealistic touch. Humorous. Quite a speedy plot, with sharp turns. Dealing with ingenious crime, and using a fair amount of violence.

The differences with the Avengers are only minor: MacNee is replaced by Oliver Reed, and 'Assassination' is set in the past. In the turbulent year of 1914, to be precise

'The Assassination Bureau' makes a good and enjoyable watch. Which is no wonder, for it cashes in on the Avengers-success. Copying its formula, and using Diana Rigg as a prime asset to do so.


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