MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,341 this week

The Assassination Bureau (1969)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 1,400 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 10 critic

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (unfinished novel), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 14 Jun 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 19 Jun 2012
 
a list of 459 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 20 Feb 2013
 
a list of 182 titles
created 02 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Assassination Bureau (1969)

The Assassination Bureau (1969) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Assassination Bureau.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A master conman leads a pair of British accomplices on an international adventure of highly profitable dirty tricks.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Richard Attenborough, David Hemmings, Alexandra Stewart
Girls of the White Orchid (TV Movie 1983)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In Los Angeles, the naive and lonely burger waitress and aspirant singer Carol Heath finds an advertisement in the newspaper with a job opportunity in Tokyo. She has a meeting with the ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ann Jillian, Thomas Byrd
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When John Harris's daughter is badly injured in an boating accident, the hospital tells him that she will need an urgent blood transfusion. Due to his religious beliefs Harris refuses ... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Michael Craig, Patrick McGoohan, Janet Munro
Hécate (1982)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Daniel Schmid
Stars: Bernard Giraudeau, Lauren Hutton, Jean Bouise
Clay Pigeon (1971)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An ex-soldier is recruited by the FBI to go undercover in L.A. and find other ex-soldiers who are part of a drug-dealing gang.

Directors: Lane Slate, Tom Stern
Stars: Tom Stern, Telly Savalas, Robert Vaughn
Fury (1973)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Antonio Calenda
Stars: Oliver Reed, Claudia Cardinale, John McEnery
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.

Director: Douglas Hickox
Stars: Oliver Reed, Jill St. John, Ian McShane
The Trap (1966)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A fur trapper takes a mute girl as his unwilling wife to live with him in his remote cabin in the woods.

Director: Sidney Hayers
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Oliver Reed, Rex Sevenoaks
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A secretary takes her boss's car for the holiday in the Mediteranean, oddly retracing a journey she has not taken, and is recognized by people she has not met before. When a body turns up ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Samantha Eggar, Oliver Reed, John McEnery
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An American businessman visits London and is horrified to discover his nubile teenage daughter has become involved with a gang of thuggish "beatniks". Her involvement leads to wild parties, sex, death and necrophilia.

Director: Guy Hamilton
Stars: Oliver Reed, Clifford David, Ann Lynn
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Directors: Roy Ward Baker, Basil Dearden
Stars: Roger Moore, Tony Curtis, Terence Alexander
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Deserting soldier dresses as a woman to escape detection; liking the female role he goes to a dance with another soldier and is exposed.

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Brian Deacon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Sonya Winter
...
Lord Bostwick
...
Gen. von Pinck
...
Monsieur Lucoville
...
Herr Weiss
Beryl Reid ...
Madame Otero
...
Cesare Spado
Kenneth Griffith ...
Monsieur Popescu
...
Baron Muntzof
Annabella Incontrera ...
Eleanora Spado
Jess Conrad ...
Angelo
George Coulouris ...
Swiss Peasant
Ralph Michael ...
Editor
Katherine Kath ...
Mme. Lucoville
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Zeppelins. Bombs. Bordellos. Burials. You name it. We have it.


Certificate:

M | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

23 April 1969 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Assassination Bureau Limited  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Last feature film of Eugene Deckers. See more »

Goofs

Ivan talks about a revelation similar to that experienced by St Paul in Tarsus. St Paul was originally from Tarsus, but had his famous revelation on the road to Damascus. See more »

Quotes

Lord Bostwick: A fallen horse near Piccadilly caused a terrible congestion. How the traffic will flow when it is all motorized.
See more »

Soundtracks

Life Is a Precious Thing
Music by Ron Grainer
Lyrics by Hal Shaper
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Holds up well over time
26 June 2003 | by (Cubero, New Mexico) – See all my reviews

This charming film, made when Oliver Reed and Diana Rigg were at the height of their appeal, is what they used to call a "romp", when it wasn't considered to be a putdown. Reed, as Ivan, born and bred to lead an international group of highly-placed assassins, is hired by would-be reporter Sonia (Rigg) to have his group kill him, and realizing that his house badly needs some cleaning out, Ivan accepts the commission. The rest is a whirlwind tour of Europe, taking out substantial portions of the terrain as they go, avoiding bungled attempts on his life as he tries to track down the traitors who would turn the Bureau into a political machine. The dialogue is refreshingly devoid of political correctness, but maintains a firm respect between the unlikely couple as they go from bickering rivalry to bickering fondness. Guest villains include Clive Revill as a gluttonous Italian, and sad stories include the accidental demise of Roger Delgado (Dr. Who, the first Master) while on location. Much worth the time and effort, although sadly almost never seen on TV, and abysmally represented in video release.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Perfect! homero_68
Theme song from The Assassination Bureau asasteele
Diana Rigg fight other woman ? Mysteryfan645
Based on Historical fact lrosen621
If you like this film by Basil Dearden + Michael Relph... Ron-72
Stunning production design moviethrush
Discuss The Assassination Bureau (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?