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Where the Spies Are (1966)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy | 21 January 1966 (France)
A local doctor is recruited as a cold war spy to fulfill a very important secret mission in the Middle East, only to experience that his mission is complicated by a sexy female double agent.

Director:

Val Guest

Writers:

Wolf Mankowitz (screenplay), Val Guest (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... Dr. Jason Love
Françoise Dorléac ... Vikki (as Francoise Dorleac)
John Le Mesurier ... MacGillivray
Cyril Cusack ... Rosser
Eric Pohlmann ... Farouk
Richard Marner ... Josef
Paul Stassino ... Simmias
George Pravda ... 1st Agent
Noel Harrison ... Jackson
Ronald Radd ... Stanilaus
Alan Gifford ... Security
Bill Nagy ... Aeradio
George Mikell George Mikell ... Assassin
Nigel Davenport ... Parkington
Reginald Beckwith ... Mr. Kahn
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A local doctor is recruited as a cold war spy to fulfill a very important secret mission in the Middle East, only to experience that his mission is complicated by a sexy female double agent.

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WITH LOVE AND BULLETS from Russia, Beirut, London, Rome and Byblos See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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Actor John Le Mesurier portrays MacGillivray who is the Mi6 spy boss who is this film's equivalent to the "M" character in the James Bond film franchise n.b. The name MacGillivray is a word that begins with the letter "M". See more »

Goofs

After the helicopter evacuation, when they land and get off the chopper, the turbines' sound is clearly heard, while the rotor blades are clearly not turning (they would be, that soon after landing.) See more »

Quotes

Lecturer: We English are conservative and resist progress.
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The film title appears on a paper, which burns up over the opening credits. See more »

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Where the spies were
8 June 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A dated little movie,but which ,thanks to the cast ,remains entertaining today.It was Goldfinger time and it shows.The scene on the plane recalls the ending of the best James Bond of all time,Vikki broadly playing the part of Pussy Galore.

But it is difficult to believe that a doctor can become a secret agent overnight.But if you forget that (in the highly superior "North by Northwest ",Cary Grant portrayed the same kind of hero),you may find his adventures palatable.

Also notable for the presence of Catherine Deneuve's sister ,Françoise Dorleac,then one of the most promising French actresses who tragically died two years later.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1966 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A caccia di spie See more »

Filming Locations:

Beirut, Lebanon See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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