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Electra One (1967)

Con la muerte a la espalda (original title)
A criminal organization led by a man named Elektra has found a serum capable of unleashing aggressive to anyone who furnishes. Aware of the news, the Soviet and American governments decide to join forces to stop the dangerous threat.

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Alfonso Balcázar

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Alfonso Balcázar (screenplay), Alfonso Balcázar (story) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
George Martin George Martin ... Gary
Vivi Bach ... Monica
Klausjürgen Wussow ... Klaus
Rosalba Neri ... Silvana
Daniele Vargas ... Electra 1
Michel Montfort Michel Montfort ... Bill
Ignazio Leone ... Ivan
Georges Chamarat ... Prof. Rowland
Gérard Landry ... The Commissioner
María Badmajew María Badmajew ... Madame Van Hallen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paola Natale
Robert Party Robert Party ... Colonel Randolph
Maria Luisa Rispoli
Lorenzo Robledo Lorenzo Robledo ... Electra Agent
Hans Waldherr Hans Waldherr ... Klaus' Henchman
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A criminal organization led by a man named Elektra has found a serum capable of unleashing aggressive to anyone who furnishes. Aware of the news, the Soviet and American governments decide to join forces to stop the dangerous threat.

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Italian censorship visa # 49905 delivered on 26-9-1967. See more »

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Typical and passable Euro-spy film co-produced by Spain/France/Italy shot in various European locations
31 December 2020 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

A criminal organization possesses a serum capable of unleashing huge damage and total destruction . This formula causes hypnotic effects of mind controlling , as a military officer about to blow up a nuclear missile , being gunned down before its launching . Aware of these happenings , the American and Russian agents from CIA and KGB , along with the Chinese decide to finish the risked threat . An antídote has been created to impede the malicious effects of the dangerous drug . And the only sample of the antídote is into a briefcase , and while a roguish jewel thief : George Martin , the US, Russia, China agents all of them go after it and the girl carrying it . After many car chases and intrigue , our brave stealer starring manages to escape . Eventually, he arrives along with the damsel in distress : Vivi Bach at his home that in its exterior zone seems to be an old boat but its interior is really luxurious .

Ordinary Euro Spy movie with usual ingredients as noisy action , car pursuits , fights , kidnapping, helicopters and explosive women . It has some flaws and gaps , as it does tends to get a bit old style , including silly fights at a theatrical show , but it has fun enough , so it cares . Equally, it packs some frenetic action scenes , including pursuits , car crashes , and at the end a breathtaking confrontation between a plane and our starring shooting his machine gun . Of course , it turns out to be a 007 rip-off , taking parts here and there of the classic Ian Fleming's James Bond movies . Easy-going , acrobatic George Martin gives likable acting as the rogue thief/playboy who takes on a criminal organization led by Daniele Vargas . George Martin has an atractiveness and sympathy that makes him great to watch . Co-stars two Eurotrash starletts : Vivi Bach and Rosalba Neri . And as secondaries show up some players usual in the B co-productions as Daniele Vargas , Ignacio Leone , Gerard Landry , and Lorenzo Robledo.

It displays a colorful and evocative cinematography in 70mm Eastmancolor by Victor Monreal, shot on various locations in París, Eiffel Tower, and specially Hamburgo port when star George Martin does his own spectacular stunts . Adding a thrilling and exciting musical score by Claude Bolling, accompanying perfectly the action . The flick was regular but professionally written/directed by Alfoso Balcazar . This Spanish filmmaker Balcazar directed all kinds of genres as Spaguetti/Paella Western , most of them starred by George Martin , Luis Davila , Daniel Martin or Robert Woods, such as : Clint the Solitary , The return of Clint , Judas Toma tus monedas , Sartana no perdona or Sonora, With Death on your Back , Dinamita Jim , Doc Manos de Plata , Viva Carrancho , Five Thousands Dollars on One Ace . And other genres as Erotic : Julieta , Deseo, Colegialas Lesbianas , Las Primeras Experiencias , Giallo : La Casa de las Muertas Vivientas and Drama : La Encrucijada , ? Donde vas triste de ti ? , Cena de Matrimonios , La Bella Lola , among others . Rating : 5/ 10 . Passable and acceptable yarn that will appeal to Euro-spy genre fans .


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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 October 1967 (Italy) See more »

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4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.20 : 1
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