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The Blonde from Peking (1967)

La blonde de Pékin (original title)
An amnesic young woman is found fainting on a bench. A tattoo identifies her as Erica Olsen, ex-companion of a Chinese scientist who holds atomic secrets.


Nicolas Gessner


Marc Behm (adapted by), James Hadley Chase (novel) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Brook ... Marc Garland
Mireille Darc ... Christine Olsen
Françoise Brion ... Erica Olsen
Jean-Jacques Delbo Jean-Jacques Delbo ... Monsieur Olsen
Edward G. Robinson ... Douglas - le chef de la C.I.A.
Giorgia Moll ... L'infirmière Peggy (as Georgia Moll)
Pascale Roberts ... Monica Davis
Yves Elliot Yves Elliot ... Jackson
Carl Studer Carl Studer ... Le capitaine Hardy (as Karl Studer)
Hellmut Lange Hellmut Lange ... Malik
Werner Schwier Werner Schwier ... Smernoff
Anne-Marie Blanc ... Merna
Mario Hindermann Mario Hindermann ... Kordak
Evelyne Greter Evelyne Greter ... Elsa
Valéry Inkijinoff ... Fang Ho Kung (as Inkijinoff)


An amnesic young woman is found fainting on a bench. A tattoo identifies her as Erica Olsen, ex-companion of a Chinese scientist who holds atomic secrets.

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France | Italy | West Germany



Release Date:

25 August 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Italian censorship visa # 49702 delivered on 12-8-1967. See more »


Written and Performed by François de Roubaix And Orchestra
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Gentlemen prefer Blondes
1 January 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Second effort by Nicolas Gessner,it continued the director's modest ambitions:pure entertaining stuff ,but entertaining !"un Milliard Dans Un Billard" was a thriller verging on parody with a lot of unexpected twists ;"La Blonde De Pekin" is some of kind of spy thriller verging on a spoof on Bond and co.

Although there's a lot of death (and a character deplores it),nobody seems to take it seriously.If you want to know why it is useful for a woman to be at once blonde and brunette ,this is the movie to choose.Giorgia Moll is so attractive as a nurse she almost outshines Mireille Darc,the star of the film ,an actress I have always found limited.It is a pity that Françoise Brion -who resembles Catherine Deneuve's sister ,the late Françoise Dorleac- only appears a few minutes.Claudio Brook is mainly remembered for his supporting part in "La Grande Vadrouille" .

Gessner had begun to use American actors as early as his first movie; E.G.Robinson was cast in this one -in a part unworthy of the actor's talent-and Gessner would later direct Bronson,Perkins,Sheen and Foster.

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