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Agent 8 3/4 (1964)

Hot Enough for June (original title)
Czech-speaking, out-of-work Briton Nicholas Whistler (Sir Dirk Bogarde) is unwittingly sent on a secret mission to Prague by British Intelligence.

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Lukas Heller (screenplay), Lionel Davidson (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dirk Bogarde ... Nicholas Whistler
Sylva Koscina ... Vlasta Simoneva
Robert Morley ... Colonel Cunliffe
Leo McKern ... Simoneva
Roger Delgado ... Josef
Derek Fowlds ... Sun Bathing Man
Amanda Grinling Amanda Grinling ... Cunliffe's secretary
Noel Harrison ... Johnnie
Philo Hauser Philo Hauser ... Vlcek
John Junkin ... Clerk in Opening Scene
Gertan Klauber ... Technician in Czech Glass Factory
John Le Mesurier ... Roger Allsop
Jill Melford Jill Melford ... Lorna
Derek Nimmo Derek Nimmo ... Fred
Richard Pasco ... Plakov
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Storyline

Unemployed Czech-speaking writer Nicholas Whistler (Sir Dirk Bogarde) thinks he has a job visiting Prague for a bit of industrial espionage. In fact, he is now in the employ of British Intelligence. His pretty chauffeuse on arrival behind the Iron Curtain, Comrade Vlasta Simoneva (Sylva Koscina), is a Czech agent. Just as well, she's immediately attracted to 007's unwitting replacement. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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He's such a laugh as a spy...they took away his Zeros See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Trivia

The movie was released as "Hot Enough for June" when it premiered in England in March 1964, but it was then re-titled "Agent 8¾" for its release in the U.S., where it also had the similar promotional title of "Agent 008¾". See more »

Goofs

As Whistler takes cover on the parade float, one of the men travelling alongside him stares and waves at the camera. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally released in the US at 77 minutes. See more »

Connections

Featured in Al Murray's Great British Spy Movies (2014) See more »

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My brief review of the film
20 September 2005 | by sol-See all my reviews

A better-than-average spy thriller, the film is sort of like a combination between James Bond and 'North by Northwest'. It has an awful number of lame jokes in the mix, but in compensation, there are many amusing moments to be had along the way. Set and made during the time of the Cold War, there are almost unavoidably overly silly, mocking portrayals of the Communist characters, however in such a light-hearted film as this one is, silly supporting do not pose much of a problem. Generally, this is just enjoyable stuff, nothing heavy but still entertaining, and at times quite sexed up too, without overdoing it.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1964 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Agent 008 3/4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Padua, Veneto, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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