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Deadlier Than the Male (1967)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 12 February 1967 (UK)
British agent Bulldog Drummond is assigned to stop a master criminal who uses beautiful women to do his killings.

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Jimmy Sangster (screenplay by), David D. Osborn (screenplay by) (as David Osborn) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Johnson ... Hugh Drummond
Elke Sommer ... Irma Eckman
Sylva Koscina ... Penelope
Nigel Green ... Carl Petersen
Suzanna Leigh ... Grace
Steve Carlson ... Robert Drummond
Virginia North ... Brenda
Justine Lord Justine Lord ... Miss Ashenden
Leonard Rossiter ... Bridgenorth
Laurence Naismith ... Sir John Bledlow
Zia Mohyeddin ... King Fedra
Lee Montague ... Boxer
Milton Reid ... Chang
Yasuko Nagazumi Yasuko Nagazumi ... Mitsouko
Didi Sydow Didi Sydow ... Anna
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British agent Bulldog Drummond is assigned to stop a master criminal who uses beautiful women to do his killings.

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Trivia

Sylva Koscina, playing Penelope, was dubbed by Nikki Van der Zyl See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, Drummond (Richard Johnson) and Robert (Steve Carlson) dive off the yacht and swim away from the boat towards Grace (Suzanna Leigh), who is in the water. But as the film cuts to a long shot and the final credits roll, they are still swimming towards her - but from the other direction, moving towards the boat. See more »

Quotes

Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond: 'Tis rather comical isn't it?
Carl Petersen: What is?
Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond: I mean the whole thing. The girls, the castle, Fu Manchu over there. Even you I suppose.
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Connections

Follows Temple Tower (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Deadlier Than the Male
By John Franz and Scott Walker (as Scott Engel)
Sung by The Walker Brothers
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Above average.
6 September 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

This above-average Bond knockoff deserves to be better known. It's too imitative of the Bond pictures of the time (especially "Thunderball" - minus the underwater scenes), and the plot slows down at times, but Elke Sommer and Sylva Koscina make a terrific pair of sexy, teasing assassins (with Sommer being the sexier one and Koscina the more teasing one). Nigel Green also makes a smooth villain (although he should have hired more guards!). This picture should become more widely available, because although it's not perfect, it's much better than, say, the atrocious pseudo-spoof "Our Man Flint". (**1/2)


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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