TV Shows Or Movies With Strong Female Action Icons Before 1975.by Jaguar24 | created - 17 May 2013 | updated - 12 Jul 2013 | Public
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5. Batman (1966–1968)
TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Caped Crusader and his young ward battle evildoers in Gotham City.
7. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Two worlds collide when the titled Englishman, Lord Brett Sinclair, and the Bronx-raised, self-made American Danny Wilde, reluctantly join forces to right wrongs, and to protect the innocent.
Many episodes with female agents or detectives flipping men.
8. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)
51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.
Many episodes with female protaganists and strong villians.
9. The Champions (1968–1969)
60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »
10. Department S (1969–1970)
60 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
An elite department within Interpol, Department S inherited those cases which the other member groups had failed to solve. The brains of the group was Jason King, a hedonistic maverick who ... See full summary »
11. The Protectors (1972–1973)
30 min | Adventure, Crime
The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »
12. Okay S.I.R. (1972–1974)
German crime series with female leads as Interpol agents. Was said to be a unofficial precursor to American TV Series "Charlie's Angels (1976-81)
13. Special Branch (1969–1974)
60 min | Action, Crime
Ground-breaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists and subversives.
Many episodes with female law enforcers
14. Division 4 (1969–1976)
50 min | Crime, Drama
This series was about the wide variety of cases dealt with by the Criminal Investigation and Uniform branches at Melbourne's fictional Yarra Central police station.
Australian crime series, first with a female police officer who did essentially same jobs as men.
15. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The adventures of a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey known only as the Doctor, who travels through time and space fighting monsters and other villainous megalomaniacs with companions.
Had notibly two female characters playing strong space enforcing agents between 1965 and 1974.
16. The Bait (1973 TV Movie)
78 min | Drama
An undercover policewomen risks her life to trap a homicidal rapist.
Based on Dorothy Unhak's Novel of the same name.
19. Police Woman (1974–1978)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Follows Sergeant "Pepper" Anderson, LAPD's top undercover cop. A member of the Criminal Conspiracy Unit, Pepper works the wild side of the street, where she poses as everything from a gangster's moll to a streetwalker to a prison inmate.
21. Playgirl (1969–1974)
When mystery novelist and independently wealthy socialite Makoto Masako decides to start a business she settles upon a unique Insurance & Investigation Service. Recruiting a number of ... See full summary »
All Female detective series like "Okay SIR" was said to be a precursor to "Charlie's Angels"
22. Kii Hantâ (1968–1973)
The Key Hunter unit of International Police is tasked with clandestine investigation and enforcement of laws involving international crime, espionage and political strife. The action-crime serial featured 262 episodes.
Translated to "Key Hunter" a Japanese tv series depicting a unique group of law enforcers. Female lead was similar to "Cinnamon Carter" of "Mission Impossible" and "Emma Peel" in "The Avengers"
24. Cleopatra Jones (1973)
PG | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
During the 1970s, U.S. Special Agent Cleopatra Jones proves to be an invaluable asset to the local police forces in the war on drugs.
26. Fuzz (1972)
PG | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.
Raquel Welch played sexy and capable female detective.
27. Big Zapper (1973)
R | 92 min | Adventure
A female private detective, Harriet Zapper, is hired by a rich old man to find his missing children, and becomes involved in counterfeiting and murder
British version of Coffy and Ginger
29. Stacey (1973)
R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The sleazy and dangerous adventures of a gorgeous female private detective.
First of the Andy Sidaris' series of big buxum former playboy model superwoman genre flicks,
30. The Doll Squad (1973)
PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Squad of beautiful government agents tries to catch saboteurs.
Technically came out in 1972
31. Double Agent 73 (1974)
R | 73 min | Action
Underworld drug king Toplar is flooding the market with low-grade heroin. Agent 99 gets a bit too close to the truth, but manages to gasp out a clue as to the identity of Toplar: he has a ... See full summary »
Made In 1970
32. Muñecas peligrosas (1969)
TV-14 | 75 min | Comedy, Action, Adventure
Another set of Charlie's Angel prequels or the "Charlie's Angels" of Mexican Spy Genres.
35. Qian mian mo nu (1969)
83 min | Action, Crime
Probably the first in the Hong Kong's Girls N Gun series.
36. Kiss Me Monster (1969)
R | 75 min | Adventure, Mystery
Blue Underground proudly presents these psychedelic spy spoofs featuring the bold and beautiful detective duo The Red Lips! KISS ME, MONSTER finds the girls moonlighting on a striptease ... See full summary »
38. Kommissar X - Jagd auf Unbekannt (1966)
Not Rated | 92 min | Mystery
The first "Kommissar X" movie! And it's a good one, too. Tony and Brad investigate the murders of politicians and scientists. They soon face off against a team of super hit women with their... See full summary »
39. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Comedy
Three go-go dancers holding a young girl hostage come across a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert. After learning he's hiding a sum of cash around, the women start scheming on him.
40. The Astro-Zombies (1968)
92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
The Plan - to build a super human; How? - by murdering innocent convenient victims and using various bits of them; The Result - Creatures on the rampage.
41. Impasse (I) (1969)
M | 100 min | Adventure
Adventurers search for World War II gold in the Philippines.
Anne Francis shows some post Honey West karate moves.
44. Call Me Bwana (1963)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy
A returning moon capsule with vital information goes off course and lands in Africa where the little-known Ekele tribesmen find it. Washington orders the great African Authority Matthew ... See full summary »
The director of this movie might have gotten inspiration from Cathy Gale in The Avengers.
45. Operation Kid Brother (1967)
Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
The evil crime syndicate Thanatos is bent on taking over the world, using a magnetic wave generator that will cause all metal-based machinery to grind to a halt. However, the well-known ... See full summary »
47. That Man in Istanbul (1965)
117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
When a hostage-for-ransom exchange goes wrong, the F.B.I. sends an agent to Turkey to retrieve the ransom money and the hostage who's an important nuclear-weapon scientist.