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Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971)

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Mrs. Emily Pollifax of New Jersey goes to the CIA to volunteer for spy duty, being in her own opinion, expendable now that the children are grown and she's widowed. And being just what the ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Emily Pollifax of New Jersey goes to the CIA to volunteer for spy duty, being in her own opinion, expendable now that the children are grown and she's widowed. And being just what the department needed (someone who looks and acts completely unlike a spy), she's assigned to simple courier duty to pick up a book in Mexico City. But when the pickup doesn't go as plan, Mrs. Pollifax finds herself handcuffed to a handsome stranger on a plane bound for an Albania prison. And it's up to her to get them out. Written by Kathy Li

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spy | mexico | cia | widow | jail | See more »

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Mrs. Polifax, The Spy Who Came Out Of The Kitchen. See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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15 May 1972 (Denmark)  »

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Beklenmeyen macera  »

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WILHELM SCREAM: When the soldier falls off the cliff after seeing Mrs. Pollifax and Farrell hiding. See more »

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When Mrs. Pollifax looks in the mirror at the reflection of her hotel door, the digits of her hotel room number(700) should all be mirror images, including the "7" digit. But although the digits are correctly reversed in their order (007), the "7" is NOT reversed, as its mirror image actually would be. This is presumably because the film-makers didn't want the audience to miss the allusion to James Bond's number, 007. See more »

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Research for this film was done from a documentary picture - "The Three Faces of Communism" which was filmed in present day occupied Albania. See more »

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Version of The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (1999) See more »

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Amusing Final Turn For The Impeccable Roz
30 November 1999 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

Rosalind Russell is as fine an actress at the end as she was in her prime. She actually fit Dorothy Gilman's suburban-retiree-detective-spy Mrs. Polifax to a tee. The supporting cast seems to be enjoying her antics as much as we do. The script is very silly and pedestrian, but given the genre, it's implausability does not get in the way of some great fun.


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