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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), David D. Osborn (screenplay) (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 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 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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For Hire: Deadly Weapons! - Blonde, Brunette, Redhead See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bonecas que Matam See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Greater Films Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The title 'Deadlier Than the Male' is a literary reference to a 1911 poem by Rudyard Kipling 'The Female of the Species' which reads: "The female of the species must be deadlier than the male". The title also references Herman C. McNeile (aka Sapper)'s earlier 'Bulldog Drummond' novel, 'The Female of the Species' which was filmed as Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937). See more »

Goofs

Wyngarde's gun is heard to fall on the beach, but appears on the table again in the rest of the scene. 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 Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937) 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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First class production, plot and characters.
11 April 1999 | by MrVBSee all my reviews

Classy production, solid plot, witty dialog, believable characters. When watching this film, one does not say, "Oh yeah, a 60's Bond take-off", as one does when watching perhaps "Our Man Flint" or "In Like Flint". Richard Johnson's Hugh Drummond is smooth, handsome and resourceful without being obnoxious or larger than life. Steve Carlson's Robert Drummond provides youthful energy without becoming a foil. Elke Sommer's Irma Eckman is irresistably gorgeous, intelligent, eloquent, and cold-as-ice deadly. Sylva Kocina's Penelope is kittenish, sensual and apologetic...even as she's torturing or killing a man. Nigel Green is a ruthless, cunning business man who has figured out how to get rivals out of his way; Kill them. The murders are clever, sexy and brutal but not campy. Universal Studios should make this "best-of-the-genre" entry available on video.


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