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Operation Abduction (1958)

Rapt au deuxième bureau (original title)
A French rocket scientist has invented a formula for fuel that will erase all other sources of energy - so valuable that his Government, foreign spies and crooked businessmen want to get their hands on him - first.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Thierry (as Franck Villard)
Vera Lérins
Belle Morena
Yves Brainville ...
S. Golder / Durano
François Darbon ...
Serge Davri ...
Oscar, Golder's Spotter
Maurice Chevit ...
Jacques Denoël
Jean Berger ...
Golder's Silent Partner
André Rouyer
Jean Lara ...
Captain Garry
Anne Béranger ...
Carol Carr, Journalist
Marles Millot
Gabriel Gobin ...
Lieutenant, 2ème Bureau
André Dumas


The Secret Service abducts a "rocket scientist" to better protect him against gangsters acting for Chinese agents. His daughter, Vera Lerins, will help Captain Derry concoct a plan to mislead the opposition. A Latin cabaret singer will play more than her two songs... and is, truly, a Bella Morena! Written by Artemis-9

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Release Date:

8 October 1958 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Operation Abduction  »

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| (dubbed)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Follows Alerte au deuxième bureau (1956) See more »


Inconnu Mon Amour
Sung by Dalida
Recorded by Barclay records
Published by Records Regia Publishers
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When Orly airport was small, and rocket scientists big...
22 January 1999 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

secret services of conflicting powers battled to get their hands on Engineer George Lerins. Dated thriller, with plenty of shootings, and a couple of agents killed, plus impersonations and abductions. Car chase in the Tunnel of Alma (notorious since Diana, Princess of Wales, died there), and two songs by the lovely and immortal Dalida - "Inconnu mon amour" and "L'amour chante", present even in the English dubbed video, shortened to 91 minutes.

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