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The Assassination Bureau (1969)

A woman causes a group of assassins to face their greatest challenge.

Director:

Basil Dearden

Writers:

Michael Relph (screenplay), Jack London (unfinished novel) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Reed ... Ivan Dragomiloff
Diana Rigg ... Sonya Winter
Telly Savalas ... Lord Bostwick
Curd Jürgens ... Gen. von Pinck (as Curt Jurgens)
Philippe Noiret ... Monsieur Lucoville
Warren Mitchell ... Herr Weiss
Beryl Reid ... Madame Otero
Clive Revill ... Cesare Spado
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Baron Muntzof
Annabella Incontrera ... Eleanora Spado
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... Monsieur Popescu
Jess Conrad ... Angelo
George Coulouris ... Swiss Peasant
Katherine Kath Katherine Kath ... Mme. Lucoville
Olaf Pooley Olaf Pooley ... Swiss Cashier
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Storyline

The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it. The high moral standing of the Bureau (only killing those who deserve it) is called into question by her. She puts out a contract for the Bureau to assassinate its leader on the eve of World War I. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

23 April 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Assassination Bureau Limited See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film has no less than 5 James Bond film alumni-- Diana Rigg and Telly Savalas started together in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Curd Jurgens would go on to play Bond baddie Stromberg in The Spy Who Loved Me, which also featured Milton Reid and Vernon Dobtcheff. See more »

Goofs

When the heads of state gather at the castle, the Deutschlandlied plays for the German emperor. However, Deutschlandlied only became the national anthem of Germany in 1922. While Germany had no official national anthem before that, Heil Dir im Siegerkranz would have been the anthem used in the emperor's presence. See more »

Quotes

Ivan Dragomiloff: [appalled by her outfit] What on Earth?
Miss Winter: I am in mourning.
Ivan Dragomiloff: For your lost principles, I presume?
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Soundtracks

Life Is a Precious Thing
Music by Ron Grainer
Lyrics by Hal Shaper
Sung by the Mike Sammes Singers
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Frothy Fun
3 June 2002 | by MoriachnaeSee all my reviews

After reading the other comments here, I wonder if these folks saw the same movie. This film is a lot of fun, a touch on the slap-stick side and it isn't supposed to be Bond OR the Pink Panther. Maybe the problem is generational??? Those of us who grew up in the far away and ancient times learned that there didn't have to be an action sequence every thirty seconds, lots of overt sex and toilet humor. These things are what seem to "make" a movie today and it's why a lot of people of my generation a) don't go to a lot of films today and b) really worry about the ones who think the named qualities are what make a movie "good". Oh, well. Every generation has to grow up. When they do, maybe they will find that The Assassination Bureau really is the laugh riot while The American Pies and What About Marys are noted to be rather--well--gross.


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