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Fathom (1967)

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In Spain, an American skydiver is recruited by Western intelligence agents to recover a lost H-bomb detonator from hostile foreign agents.

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Complete credited cast:
... Peter Merriwether (as Tony Franciosa)
... Fathom Harvill
... Colonel Campbell
... Timothy
Greta Chi ... Jo-May
... Mike
... Ulla
Ann Lancaster ... Mrs. Trivers
... Mehmed
... Mr. Trivers
... Serapkin
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In Southern Spain with a U.S. team, skydiver Fathom Harvill is approached by a Scottish colonel working for a top-secret Western agency. He's after a vital lost atomic device, and wants her to parachute into a house occupied by some Red Chinese agents to help get the thing back. Apart from all this there is a predatory continental doctor on his yacht to take account of. Fathom soon realizes nothing is what it seems to be, but can she fathom the truth out? Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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25 August 1967 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

La espía que cayó del cielo  »

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$2,225,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Richard Briers has claimed in interviews that he finds the plot of this film hard to fathom See more »

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As Fathom attempts to get behind the controls of the red plane her parachute disappears, then reappears, then disappears again. See more »

Quotes

Fathom Harvill: The name's Fathom Harvill.
Mike, Owner of Casa Miguel: Fathom? How'd you get a name like Fathom?
Fathom Harvill: It's short for Elizabeth.
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Vacation Chase
Written and Conducted by John Dankworth
Performed by The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
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Amusing adventure-lite; Welch at her bikini-ed best!
10 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Raquel Welch shines in arguably her finest '60s comedy, a cheeky spy-romp about a sky-diving dental assistant who gets involved in intrigue while touring Spain, tangling with thieves and detectives over the acquisition of a treasure from the Ming Dynasty: the elusive Fire Dragon! The opening sequence, with Fathom Harvill folding and packing her parachute, is such a welcoming montage, it sets a warm, frisky tone for the rest of the picture. A high-flying adventure with Rocky in and out of trouble--and bikinis (the lime-green one is the most tantalizing, as is Welch's entrance wearing it while coming down the steps). The running joke with different characters asking Fathom how she got her name is very amusing ("As a child you were very...deep?"), as is Clive Revill's fabulous comic performance as an eccentric collector who is allergic to cold weather. Beautiful locales, a wonderful score, terrific airplane-chase finale, and sunny, breezy Welch looking and acting great. Good show. ***1/2 from ****


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