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The Devil Came from Akasava (1971)
"Der Teufel kam aus Akasava" (original title)

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A mineral is discovered which can turn metal to gold or humans into zombies. When the mineral is stolen, secret agents are sent in to get the mineral back!

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred Williams ...
Rex Forrester
Soledad Miranda ...
Jane Morgan (as Susann Korda)
Horst Tappert ...
Dr. Andrew Thorrsen
Ewa Strömberg ...
Ingrid Thorrsen (as Ewa Stroemberg)
Siegfried Schürenberg ...
Sir Philip
Walter Rilla ...
Lord Kingsley
Paul Muller ...
Dr. Henry (as Paul Müller)
Blandine Ebinger ...
Lady Abigail Kingsley
Howard Vernon ...
Valet Humphrey
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A mineral is discovered which can turn metal to gold or humans into zombies. When the mineral is stolen, secret agents are sent in to get the mineral back!

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12 November 1974 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

El diablo que vino de Akasawa  »

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ESP 6,802,647 (Spain)
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1.66 : 1
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The 'Time' magazine that Irving Lambert is reading on the bed just before he is attacked is the June 22, 1970 edition (cover: 'Middle East in Turmoil') See more »

Quotes

Ingrid Thorrsen: But Mr Forrester, I'm a married woman.
Rex Forrester: At least married women know what they want.
Ingrid Thorrsen: How cynical - for one so young.
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Silly spy film that is worth seeing for Soledad Miranda
13 September 2014 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

This spy film from prolific exploitation director Jess Franco is probably most notable for being the final film the gorgeous actress Soledad Miranda appeared in before her untimely and tragic death very soon afterwards. In this one she is a secret service agent who goes undercover as a go-go dancer in order to track down international criminals who stole a precious mineral that can turn base metals into gold and people into zombie-like creatures. It's a nonsense plot-line, although it's one of the more plot-driven films I have actually seen Franco attempt.

Its strengths lie in other areas, most notably Miranda, who is easily the best thing about this. Like in all the Franco films she starred in, she once again displays an effortless magnetism and sensuality. The very fact that she operates partially as a stripper of course plays up the latter aspect quite a bit but like her other appearances in erotic roles, it always feels somewhat classy with Soledad. Aside from her there is a regular gaggle of stock Euro actors who will be very familiar to anyone who has seen other Franco films from the period. Also in common with those films is the soundtrack of glorious kitsch groovetastic sounds. So essentially seek this out if you either (a) appreciate this very particular brand of retro lounge music or (b) like Soledad Miranda (who wouldn't?) or (c) must see all things Franco (in which case you're probably insane but in a good way). It's not as good as other Franco/Miranda collaborations such as Vampyros Lesbos or She Killed in Ecstasy but it still has enough about it to make it an entertaining watch.


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