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The Assassination Bureau (1969)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonya Winter
Lord Bostwick
Gen. von Pinck (as Curt Jurgens)
Monsieur Lucoville
Herr Weiss
Madame Otero
Cesare Spado
Baron Muntzof
Annabella Incontrera ...
Eleanora Spado
Kenneth Griffith ...
Monsieur Popescu
Jess Conrad ...
George Coulouris ...
Swiss Peasant
Katherine Kath ...
Mme. Lucoville
Olaf Pooley ...
Swiss Cashier


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 <>

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


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23 April 1969 (France)  »

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The Assassination Bureau Limited  »

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Last feature film of Eugene Deckers. See more »


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Frothy Fun
3 June 2002 | by (At My Desk) – See all my reviews

After reading the other comments here, I wonder if these folks saw the same movie. This film is a lot of fun, a touch on the slap-stick side and it isn't supposed to be Bond OR the Pink Panther. Maybe the problem is generational??? Those of us who grew up in the far away and ancient times learned that there didn't have to be an action sequence every thirty seconds, lots of overt sex and toilet humor. These things are what seem to "make" a movie today and it's why a lot of people of my generation a) don't go to a lot of films today and b) really worry about the ones who think the named qualities are what make a movie "good". Oh, well. Every generation has to grow up. When they do, maybe they will find that The Assassination Bureau really is the laugh riot while The American Pies and What About Marys are noted to be rather--well--gross.

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