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Target for Killing (1966)

Das Geheimnis der gelben Mönche (original title)
A secret agent battles a secret brainwashing organisation.


Manfred R. Köhler


Anatol Bratt (screenplay)

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Cast overview:
Stewart Granger ... James Vine
Karin Dor ... Sandra Perkins
Rupert Davies ... Kommissar Saadi
Curd Jürgens ... Gérard van Looch / Giant
Adolfo Celi ... Henry Perkins
Scilla Gabel ... La Tigra
Klaus Kinski ... Caporetti
Molly Peters ... Vera (as Mollie Peters)
Erika Remberg ... Stewardess
Luis Induni ... Dr. Yang
José Marco Rosello José Marco Rosello ... Kath
Demeter Bitenc Demeter Bitenc ... Cloy - ein Killer
Allen Pinson Allen Pinson ... Co-Pilot
Slobodan Dimitrijevic Slobodan Dimitrijevic ... Killer
Wilbert Gurley Wilbert Gurley ... Zonga


On a commercial flight to Montenegro, an F.B.I. man, James Vine, notices a fellow passenger, an attractive 25-year old woman named Sandra Perkins. But he also notices subtle attempts from the part of the flight attendant to slip a poison pill into the passenger's drink. James Vine spills her drink and saves her life. However, the G-man finds it strange that all members of the flight crew leave the cockpit and head to the rear section of the plane. Minutes later, 4 parachutes are seen opening outside the aircraft. James realizes the crew bailed-out of the plane, leaving the aircraft on auto-pilot. James rushes to the cockpit to find it empty. He explains to Sandra that an attempt is being made on her life and that he will try to fly the aircraft himself, recalling his wartime pilot training. While James is bringing the aircraft into landing position, Sandra is manning the communication devices to contact the airport's control tower. After the landing, James and Sandra give statements ... Written by nufs68

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Release Date:

September 1966 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Target for Killing See more »

Filming Locations:

Portoroz, Slovenia

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.77 : 1
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Edited into Operation: Secret Agents, Spies & Thighs (2007) See more »

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A step up from Granger's previous spy outing
13 January 2003 | by vjetorixSee all my reviews

Stewart Granger is after a generally evil organization run by Curd Jurgens but the real story has to do with Jurgens' efforts to kill Karen Dor and get the money she is soon to inherit.

Granger is again an FBI agent and indeed, is even supposedly the same man who thwarted the smuggling racket in "Red Dragon" but he has a different name; James Vine. Luckily, this time the results for viewers are much improved as the groovy credit sequence will attest. Hip graphics and a cool rock song kick things off nicely. Here Granger isn't quite the smarmy character he was in "Red Dragon" but he is still the unlikely beneficiary of a relationship with a pretty young thing, even pledging to marry her in the end!

Director Manfred Kohler (From Beirut With Love) has made a vast improvement on Granger's previous spy outing and the talented cast is a real asset to the film's modest successes.

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