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OSS 117: Mission for a Killer (1965)

Furia à Bahia pour OSS 117 (original title)
Agent OSS 117 is dispatched to Rio de Janeiro to investigate an organization developing a mysterious drug which is capable of completely controlling anyone injected with it.

Director:

André Hunebelle

Writers:

Jean Bruce (novel), Pierre Foucaud | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frederick Stafford ... Hubert Bonnisseur de la Bath, alias OSS 117
Mylène Demongeot ... Anna-Maria Sulza
Raymond Pellegrin ... Leandro
Perrette Pradier ... Consuela Moroni 1
Annie Anderson Annie Anderson ... Consuela Moroni 2 (as Annie Andersson)
Jacques Riberolles Jacques Riberolles ... Miguel Sulza
François Maistre François Maistre ... Carlos
Yves Furet Yves Furet ... Clark
Guy Delorme Guy Delorme ... Karl
Jean-Pierre Janic Jean-Pierre Janic ... Ludwig
Yvan Chiffre Yvan Chiffre ... Un homme de main
André Cagnard André Cagnard
Guy Fox Guy Fox
Gérard Moisan Gérard Moisan
Rico Lopez Rico Lopez ... Un tueur chez Ellis (as Rico López)
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Agent OSS 117 is dispatched to Rio de Janeiro to investigate an organization developing a mysterious drug which is capable of completely controlling anyone injected with it.

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His orders : "Kill or be killed!" See more »


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

September 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

OSS 117: Mission for a Killer See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A superior example of the spy genre
25 November 2002 | by vjetorixSee all my reviews

This was director Andre Hunebelle's third crack at OSS 117, the hero of Jean Bruce's novels, and we consider it probably his best effort. OSS 117 Mission For a Killer has a lot going for it. Among them is Frederick Stafford. He's just right as the smart and tough Hubert Bonnisseur de la Bath. He has an easy air of capability about him and we were surprised to learn that this was his first film credit. Stafford, who died in a plane crash in 1979, played the same role in OSS 117 From Tokyo With Love and he made one other spy flick in the sixties; Agent 505 - Death Trap Beirut.

After four political assassinations occur inside a month, all perpetrated by drug-induced innocents, Stafford is sent to Rio to track down the source of the narcotic. Since it's Rio, we are treated to the prerequisite Carnival footage but it doesn't take up too much time. The Latin-inflected score by Michel Magne is just fine and in fact, blends well with the Rio and Bahia area locations. The film has plenty of action, good fights and intentional humor. Overall this is a superior example of the genre and well worth seeking out.


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