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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.

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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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From Russia, Beirut, London, Rome and Byblos with LOVE! See more »

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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 »

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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

When Dr. Love, (David Niven), receives the watch from MacGillivray, (John Le Mesurier ), the inscription on the back reads. it says, Love, from Uncle. A possible reference to the TV series, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., 1964. 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

Dr. Jason Love: What do we do now?
Parkington: We do the professional thing. We have a drink.
Dr. Jason Love: You mean, we just - walk out the door?
Parkington: Well, I'm not climbing out the bloody window.
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Very unimpressive
21 August 1999 | by Penfold-13See all my reviews

Cold War hi-jinks of an implausible nature. David Niven plays the civilian who turns out to have an aptitude for being a secret agent when plunged into the role by accident.

The studios were obviously still trying to convince people that David Niven could be a dashing man of action as well as suave and debonair, but unfortunately this line was always doomed, and this picture gives convincing evidence why.

The plot is arrant nonsense from beginning to end, played by a puppet theatre of cliched stereotypes.

Where The Audiences Are this certainly isn't.


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