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Agent 8 3/4 (1964)

Hot Enough for June (original title)
A Czech-speaking, out-of-work Briton 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 Gertan Klauber ... Technician in Czech Glass Factory
John Le Mesurier ... Roger Allsop
Jill Melford Jill Melford ... Lorna
Derek Nimmo Derek Nimmo ... Fred
Richard Pasco Richard Pasco ... Plakov
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Storyline

Unemployed Czech-speaking writer Nicholas Whistler thinks he's got 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 Simonova, is herself 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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She's An Eye Catcher ... He's a Spy Catcher in the Comedy of the Year! See more »

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Comedy

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Details

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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The meaning and relevance of this film's 'Hot Enough for June' English release title is that it refers to the name of a code used to identify Whistler (Dirk Bogarde)'s contact in Czechoslovakia. 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 »

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

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Fond memories of a fine thriller.
24 February 2003 | by DEREKFLINTSee all my reviews

I remember this film used to be shone on PBS, now and again, and I always looked forward to watching it.(this was before VCRs, so I caught it when it braodcasted) It was one of the better low key spy films to come out during the James Bond phenomena of the mid 60's, a light comedic film that turned into a good suspense thriller by the end. I hope somebody acquires a good print and puts it out on DVD.


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