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Where the Spies Are (1966)

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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Val Guest

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Wolf Mankowitz (screenplay), Val Guest (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 Ronald Radd ... Stanilaus
Alan Gifford ... Security
Bill Nagy ... Aeradio
George Mikell George Mikell ... Assassin
Nigel Davenport ... Parkington
Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith ... Mr. Kahn
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) 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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Trivia

One of the film's main movie posters was influenced in its design by the James Bond film franchise. David Niven appears in a white tuxedo, there is a montage of action scenes, a bevy of beautiful women, and a tagline that referenced From Russia with Love (1963) and read,"From Russia, Beirut, London, Rome and Byblos with LOVE!". See more »

Goofs

Before Love is sent to Beirut, Jackson checks the papers to be given to Love. The last of them is "a photo of Rosser". Later in Rosser's hotel room in Beirut, however, a very important scene is built around the proposition that Love does not know what Rosser looks like. Love may not be an actual spy, but he should still be able to recognize a man from his photo. See more »

Quotes

Vikki: Don't do that! Don't do that! Stop making me do it again! Don't do that!
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Brilliant...
10 February 2004 | by BeckyKmovieluverSee all my reviews

Brilliant... Where the Spies are is superb. With outstanding performances by David Niven, Nigel Davenport and John Le Mesurier. Where the spies are will make even the most reluctant of reluctant of audiences nostalgic for the classic secret agent film. When Dr. Love (David Niven) is approached by an old equatence in the secret service (John Le Mesurier) his life is turned upside down.


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