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The Assassination Bureau -- Oliver Reed and Diana Rigg head an impeccable cast in The Assassination Bureau, a spirited caper inspired by a book co-written by Jack London. Reed plays Ivan, the self-confident chief of an association of hitmen for hire, who will refuse no well-paid offer - especially the lucrative challenge of an aspiring reporter (Rigg).


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23 April 1969 (France) See more »
Zeppelins. Bombs. Bordellos. Burials. You name it. We have it.
The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Oliver Reed ... Ivan Dragomiloff

Diana Rigg ... Sonya Winter

Telly Savalas ... Lord Bostwick

Curd Jürgens ... Gen. von Pinck (as Curt Jurgens)

Philippe Noiret ... Monsieur Lucoville

Warren Mitchell ... Herr Weiss

Beryl Reid ... Madame Otero

Clive Revill ... Cesare Spado

Vernon Dobtcheff ... Baron Muntzof
Annabella Incontrera ... Eleanora Spado
Kenneth Griffith ... Monsieur Popescu
Jess Conrad ... Angelo
George Coulouris ... Swiss Peasant
Katherine Kath ... Mme. Lucoville
Olaf Pooley ... Swiss Cashier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maggie Wright ... Exquisite girl
John Abineri ... Police Inspector (uncredited)

Jonathan Adams ... French President (uncredited)
Patrick Allen ... Narrator (uncredited)
Neal Arden ... 'La Belle Amie' Client (uncredited)
Sydney Arnold ... 'La Belle Amie' Client (uncredited)
Pauline Barker ... Nursemaid (uncredited)
Jane Bates ... 'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Victor Beaumont ... von Pinck's Aide (uncredited)

Peter Bowles ... Jealous lover at 'La Belle Amie' (uncredited)
Maurice Browning ... Bureau Member (uncredited)
Clive Cazes ... Bureau Member (uncredited)
Mona Chong ... 'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
John Crocker ... 'La Belle Amie' Client (uncredited)
Bill Cummings ... Bureau Member (uncredited)
Anthony Dawes ... Assistant Editor (uncredited)
Alicia Deane ... 'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Eugene Deckers ... 'La Belle Amie' desk clerk (uncredited)
Roy Degay ... Tsar (uncredited)
Jim Delaney ... Undertaker (uncredited)
Roger Delgado ... Bureau Member (uncredited)
Carmen Dene ... 'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Dominique Don ... 'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Sally Douglas ... 'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Steve Emerson ... Bureau Member (uncredited)
Fred Emney ... Elevator Victim (uncredited)
Felix Felton ... Beer Cellar Proprietor (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Soldier (uncredited)
Ray Ford ... Bureau Member (uncredited)
Michael Gover ... Venice Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Angela Grant ... 'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Peter Graves ... Dragomiloff's Butler (uncredited)
Dianne Greaves ... 'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Olive Gregg ... Eleanora Spado (voice) (uncredited)
John Hallam ... Bureau Member (uncredited)
Maurice Hedley ... Military Man at Lowe's (uncredited)
John G. Heller ... von Pinck's Aide (uncredited)
Arthur Hewlett ... Counterman at Lowe's (uncredited)
Hubert Hill ... Kaiser (uncredited)
Katharine Holden ... 'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Stephen Hubay ... Bureau Member (uncredited)
Malcolm Johns ... Piero (uncredited)
William Kendall ... M. Marivaux at 'La Belle Amie' (uncredited)
Elizabeth Knight ... Nursemaid (uncredited)
Jeremy Lloyd ... English Officer (uncredited)
Nita Lorraine ... 'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)

Philip Madoc ... Officer (uncredited)
Terence Maidment ... Bureau Member (uncredited)
Michael Mellinger ... Venice Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Ralph Michael ... Editor (uncredited)
Georgina Moon ... Nursemaid (uncredited)
George Murcell ... Zeppelin pilot (uncredited)
Jim O'Brady ... Henchman (uncredited)

Milton Reid ... Elevator victim Leonardi (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... Police Officer with Eleanora (uncredited)
Gerik Schjelderup ... Bureau Member (uncredited)
Gordon Sterne ... Corporal (uncredited)
Kevin Stoney ... Blind Beggar (uncredited)

Frank Thornton ... Elevator victim Count von Kissen (uncredited)
Dermot Tuohy ... Archduke Ferdinand (uncredited)
Colin Vancao ... 'La Belle Amie' Client (uncredited)
Sue Vaughan ... 'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Desmond Walter-Ellis ... Equerry (uncredited)
Chris Webb ... Undertaker (uncredited)
Sheree Winton ... 'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Michael Wolf ... Zeppelin officer (uncredited)
Karen Young ... 'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Raymond Young ... Police Officer with Sonya (uncredited)

Directed by
Basil Dearden 
Writing credits
Michael Relph (screenplay)

Jack London  unfinished novel &
Robert L. Fish  novel (as Robert Fish)

Wolf Mankowitz (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Charles Orme .... associate producer
Michael Relph .... producer
Original Music by
Ron Grainer 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Unsworth (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Teddy Darvas 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr. (uncredited)
Production Design by
Michael Relph 
Art Direction by
Roy Forge Smith  (as Roy Smith)
Frank White 
Costume Design by
Beatrice Dawson 
Makeup Department
Harry Frampton .... makeup artist
Barbara Ritchie .... hair stylist
Peter Frampton .... makeup assistant (uncredited)
Philip Leakey .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Mibs Parker .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Barrie Melrose .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Peverall .... assistant director
Richard Hoult .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Terry Marcel .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Drummond Riddell .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Helen Thomas .... set dresser
Ferdinand Bellan .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Roger Cain .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Dennis Griffin .... property buyer (uncredited)
Wally Hill .... chargehand props (uncredited)
Simon Holland .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Danny Skundric .... propman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... sound recordist
John Dennis .... sound recordist
Dudley Messenger .... sound recordist
John Poyner .... sound editor
Danny Daniel .... boom operator (uncredited)
John Hayward .... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
Vivian Temple-Smith .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
Thomas Clark .... special effects
Vic Armstrong .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Cummings .... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Emerson .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lester .... stunts (uncredited)
Terence Maidment .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Stacey .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Chris Webb .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter MacDonald .... camera operator
George Courtney Ward .... still photographer
Martin Body .... assistant camera (uncredited)
John Campbell .... focus puller (uncredited)
Cedric James .... assistant camera (uncredited)
George Stephenson .... clapper loader (uncredited)
John Tythe .... chargehand electrician (uncredited)
Ted Underwood .... camera grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe supervisor
John Hilling .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Ian Gardiner .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Susan Dyson .... continuity
Robert Ellis .... titles designer
Rhonda Grogan .... production secretary (uncredited)

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110 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Last feature film of Eugene Deckers.See more »
Anachronisms: 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 »
Lord Bostwick:A fallen horse near Piccadilly caused a terrible congestion. How the traffic will flow when it is all motorized.See more »
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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Frothy Fun, 3 June 2002
Author: Moriachnae from At My Desk

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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