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Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971)

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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Before the Albanians and the Red Chinese started chasing her, the only action she knew was enzyme action. See more »


Adventure | Comedy


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Release Date:

15 May 1972 (Denmark)  »

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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax  »

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


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 »


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

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Here is another example of a film that is unjustly lost.

Odd but true, I missed seeing this film when it was new as I was a fairly busy man at the time. Little did I know at that time that this was to be the Roz's last major production. ........And because it was her last film, this is a shame that to my knowledge this has never seen the light of day since it first ran in theaters! What a crime, not only for Roz's fans but also to the fans of Mrs.Pollifax stories as well to be denied the pleasure of seeing the Roz in the Role of Mrs. Pollifax. So I am going to ask to whom it may concern: Please rescue the prints from the vault and put this out on DVD!! Heck, you don't even have to spend a ton of money to restore it to digital standards if you don't want to, just release it as a "budget special" for all I care!! I'd like to at least watch ANY VERSION of this before I check off for good!!!

So who cares if it isn't exactly Roz's greatest film? Who cares if this isn't the greatest filmed version of a Mrs. Pollifax story? What matters here is that this is Roz's LAST MOVIE and that alone makes it WORTH RELEASING TO DVD!!!

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