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Fathom (1967)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy | 9 August 1967 (USA)
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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.

Writers:

Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay), Larry Forrester (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anthony Franciosa ... Peter Merriwether (as Tony Franciosa)
Raquel Welch ... Fathom Harvill
Ronald Fraser ... Colonel Campbell
Richard Briers ... Timothy
Greta Chi Greta Chi ... Jo-May
Tom Adams ... Mike
Elizabeth Ercy ... Ulla
Ann Lancaster Ann Lancaster ... Mrs. Trivers
Tutte Lemkow ... Mehmed
Reg Lye ... Mr. Trivers
Clive Revill ... Serapkin
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Storyline

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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She's A Sky Diving Darling Built For Action! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La espía que cayó del cielo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,225,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Briers has claimed in interviews that he finds the plot of this film hard to fathom. See more »

Goofs

While being chased by a bull, Fathom falls down at least twice. The first time her underwear is black. The second time her underwear is white. See more »

Quotes

Fathom Harvill: [Recognising the serial number Peter has just read out] Hey - that's my passport number!
Peter Merriwether: [Looking at Fathom's passport] You know, your picture doesn't do you justice!
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Soundtracks

Bossa Palma Nova
Written and Conducted by John Dankworth
Performed by The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
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Fathom, no depth but a lot of style
16 January 2000 | by dragon-90See all my reviews

Raquel Welch, at the peak of sexiness, does the perfect Bond girl one better--she's Bond herself! The flimsy and kooky premise has Fathom caught up in a international hunt for a Red Chinese nuclear device hidden in a Ming Dynasty dragon statuette. She dodges bullets, jumps out of planes, and plays each side against one another, all along looking sensational. This is a stylish little movie directed by the same guy who later delivered such colorful TV fluff as "The Brady Bunch," "Wonder Woman," and "Fantasy Island." But the real draw is the understated almost smirky performance by Raquel. Raquel's Fathom is all woman: a gorgeous fashion-plate, yet strong, smart, and very much in control. Catch her if you can!


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