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Desperate Mission (1965)

Agente Z 55 missione disperata (original title)


Roberto Bianchi Montero (as Robert M. White)


Alfonso Balcázar (screenplay), Roberto Bianchi Montero (story) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Germán Cobos ... Robert Manning / Danny O'Connor / Agent Z-55
Yôko Tani ... Su Ling
Gianni Rizzo Gianni Rizzo ... Barrow
Maria Luisa Rispoli Maria Luisa Rispoli ... Sally (as Susan Baker)
Milton Reid ... To-go
Leontine May Leontine May
Francisco Sanz Francisco Sanz ... Prof. Larsen (as Paco Sanz)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Ariè Bruno Ariè ... Barrow's henchman #2
Susan Baker Susan Baker ... Sally
José Calvo José Calvo ... (as Anthony Blade)
George Chow George Chow
Giovanni Cianfriglia Giovanni Cianfriglia ... Barrow's Henchman
Giuliano Dell'Ovo Giuliano Dell'Ovo ... (as Julian Dower)
Anita Ferrari Anita Ferrari
Alfred Ngo Alfred Ngo


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Italy | Spain | France



Release Date:

13 November 1965 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Desperate Mission See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Way too long
11 April 2010 | by gridoon2018See all my reviews

A nuclear scientist is kidnapped by Chinese communists in Hong Kong. A Japanese group of judo experts kidnaps him from the kidnappers, but before they can contact the American agent who has been assigned with overseeing the scientist's transfer back to the USA, the agent is killed. The American secret service send their top man to Hong Kong as his replacement, with the mission of locating the scientist. But there are TWO rival gangs of baddies who are also looking for the same target, so our hero has to assume a different identity to infiltrate them. "Desperate Mission" is not a bad entry in the Eurospy genre, however it goes on far too long at 115 minutes. There is enough action and exotic sightseeing, but not much urgency to the story. German Cobos makes a passable if a bit bland lead, while Milton Reid, who has appeared as a henchman in two separate James Bond films, plays another Oddjob-like figure here. The film is certainly not served very well by its current full-screen and murky-colored prints. ** out of 4.

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