The picture has a number of titles in English-speaking territories that include "Bang, Bang, Bang! Marrakesh"; "I Spy You Spy"; "Marrakesh"; "Bang Bang!"; "Our Man in Marrakesh"; and "Bang! Bang! Your Dead!'." See more »
During the climactic scene in the camel market Tony Randall's shirt changes from being open-necked to done up with a tie, then back to open-necked again. See more »
Tony Randall has been a favorite of mine since his recurring appearances on David Letterman's late-night talk shows. The guy was such a good sport about putting over any gag the writers came up with, deploying equal parts debonnair charm and lack of self-seriousness.
He shows the same sensibility here - his character knows he's in a spot of bother, works hard to work his way out of it in the same charming way Cary Grant does in North by Northwest, mixes in a fair amount of sly humour, yet somehow manages to avoid any campiness or ham. Director Don Sharpe helmed The Avengers TV show with a similar touch.
The whole ''money for votes at the UN" plot is basicaly a McGuffin. It just helps move things along, layers of the onion peeling away in a pleasant fashion.
The location shooting was a pleasant surprise, too, given the reportedly small budget.
This was a fun way to spend time in front of the tube re-visiting the work of an old ''friend."
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