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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.

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:

Approved | See all certifications »
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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

H.A.D.E.S stood for Headquarters Allied Defences, Espionage & Security. 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

Peter Merriwether: [while watching Fathom running away from the bull] I love this world!
Fathom Harvill: Then why do you want to blow it up?
Peter Merriwether: Isn't that a little melodramatic?
Fathom Harvill: What do you call H-Bombs - light comedy?
[Starts running again]
Peter Merriwether: H-Bombs? How did H-Bombs get into this cosy chat?
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Soundtracks

Vacation Chase
Written and Conducted by John Dankworth
Performed by The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
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One of my all-time favorite guilty pleasures
29 March 2004 | by tomreynolds2004See all my reviews

Terrific spy spoof with tongue-in-cheek dialogue. Breezy in every sense of the word. Everyone's timing is wonderfully in-synch. Cleo Laine's husband, Johnny Dankworth provides just the right kind of smirky jazzy score. The entire supporting cast is well-cast and delivers wonderfully. Tony Franciosa makes a perfect leading man for her in his own breezy style.

But, Raquel, her array of fun-loving smiles, her bikinis, her attitude, her sparkling eyes, and poppet-like expressions are what makes this movie a guilty-pleasure classic for me. She wiggles, jiggles, plays dumb, acts smart, empathises, exercises, sky-dives, and always but always, smiles.

And, dare I say it? What a magnificent body!!!


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