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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.

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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 {J-26}

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Get Set For A Free-Fall With ... "Fathom" See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Fathom correctly packs the parachute at the beginning of the movie. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Flight Lt. Timothy Webb: [Pulling Fathom into the train compartment] Someone's turning you into a piegon - carrier type!
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Soundtracks

Tango Sinister
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 moonspinner55See 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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