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The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1967)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | 17 May 1967 (USA)
Sumuru is a beautiful but evil woman who plans world domination by having her sexy all-female army eliminate male leaders and replace them with her female agents.

Director:

Lindsay Shonteff

Writers:

Kevin Kavanagh (screenplay), Harry Alan Towers (original story) (as Peter Welbeck)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Avalon ... Tommy Carter
George Nader ... Nick West
Shirley Eaton ... Sumuru
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Colonel Baisbrook
Klaus Kinski ... President Boong
Patti Chandler ... the Slave of Sumuru / Louise
Salli Sachse ... the Slave of Sumuru / Mikki
Ursula Rank Ursula Rank ... the Slave of Sumuru / Erna
Krista Nell Krista Nell ... the Slave of Sumuru / Zoe
Maria Rohm ... Helga
Paul Chang Chung ... Inspector Koo (as Paul Chang)
Essie Huang Essie Huang ... Kitty
Jon Fong Jon Fong ... Colonel Medika
Denise Davreux Denise Davreux ... the Slave of Sumuru / Sumuru Guard
Mary Cheng Mary Cheng ... the Slave of Sumuru / Sumuru Guard
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Storyline

Frankie Avalon and George Nader (that guy from "The Robot Monster") are a couple of wise-cracking, swingin' secret agents. Their enemy is Shirley Eaton as Su-Muru, who plans to remove all of the men who are currently in power and replace them with her army of women, most of who are shown in skimpy (for 1967) bikinis or mini skirts, and who can all perform complex tasks such as break a man's neck with their thighs. Avalon and Nader make "friends" with several members of Su-Maru's army, then invade with the local army and kill the rest of them. Written by Robert Stanfield <rstanf1@tandy.com>

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She is the most sadistic, diabolical... woman who ever lived... See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 1000 Eyes of Su-Muru See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sumuru Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shirley Eaton reprised her role as Sumuru in Jesús Franco's The Girl from Rio (1969). Eaton later said "I did enjoy being the wicked lady Sumuru in two rather bad films, which I had not had the chance to be before." However she retired from acting shortly afterwards. See more »

Quotes

Sumuru: I have a million eyes... For I am Sumuru!
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Connections

Followed by The Girl from Rio (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Diamantenhölle am Mekong
(uncredited)
written by Martin Böttcher
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How rare
25 February 2017 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

I was looking up this movie and noticed that it has yet to be released on a single format on video. I was always wondering how people managed to see such a rare film. Then again, how did the cast of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" stumble upon this? Was the film just preserved somewhere? I don't think this was an awful film. I actually enjoyed the fighting at the end. Of course, it's still a bad movie. It's mostly because it's just plain boring. It wasn't until near the end that I understood why a lot of people considered this a James Bond wannabe.

The main character actually did get a few amusing lines in. It's just nothing too memorable. The atmosphere isn't good, but not the worst. There's some pretty gaudy details here that don't help. It didn't really have anything that stupid about it. I guess it wasn't a good movie to look at for the most part. There aren't any actors or actresses that I recognize. At least we got to see a few explosions in this. Of course, that's just near the end and it isn't worth the whole movie. I thought there was a little effort put into it. **


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