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The Assassination Bureau (1969)

M  -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  April 1969 (France)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Last feature film of Eugene Deckers. See more »

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When Ivan Dragomiloff is poisoned, he knocks over the cup he drinks from onto the marble floor. The sound it makes is not of metal such as gold, maybe plastic. See more »

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Ivan Dragomiloff: What are you doing here?
Miss Winter: I thought this was a hotel!
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Students' Pledge Song
Music by Ron Grainer
Lyrics by Hal Shaper
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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.


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