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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.

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Colonel Cunliffe
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Simoneva
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Josef
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Sun Bathing Man
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Cunliffe's secretary
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Johnnie
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Vlcek
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Clerk in Opening Scene
Gertan Klauber ...
Technician in Czech Glass Factory
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Roger Allsop
Jill Melford ...
Lorna
Derek Nimmo ...
Fred
Richard Pasco ...
Plakov
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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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He's a special kind of spy... he doesn't know enough to come in from the cold! See more »

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18 September 1964 (Finland)  »

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Agent 008 3/4  »

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This movie was made and released about four years after its source novel 'Night of Wenceslas' by Lionel Davidson was first published in 1960. The book was his debut novel and won two awards, the Author's Club First Novel Award and the Gold Dagger Award of the Crime Writers' Association. See more »

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

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'The 39 Steps Revisited'
14 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

Released in the wake of 'From Russia With Love', 'Hot Enough For June' was one of the earliest 007 spoofs. 007 is referred to ( reportedly killed in action! ) in the opening scene. Nicholas Whistler ( Dirk Bogarde ) is dragged out of the dole queue, and sent to Prague by what believes to be a glass-manufacturing company. In actual fact, he is being used as an unwitting secret agent by M15, to recover a stolen Communist formula. Once Whistler realises the awful truth, the film turns into 'The 39 Steps' revisited! Bogarde plays Whistler much like Dr.Simon Sparrow, the best performances come from the irreplaceable Robert Morley as the delightfully droll Colonel Cunliffe, and gruff Leo McKern as his Russian opposite number. Sylva Koscina provides glamour as McKern's daughter, with whom Whistler falls in love. Ralph Thomas expertly mixes the comedy and suspense, the audience is cheering Whistler on as he makes a desperate attempt to enter the British Embassy in Prague at the climax. Good fun.


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