6.8/10
1,876
30 user 10 critic

The Assassination Bureau (1969)

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (unfinished novel) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Trap (1966)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A fur trapper takes a mute girl as his unwilling wife to live with him in his remote cabin in the woods.

Director: Sidney Hayers
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Oliver Reed, Rex Sevenoaks
Comedy | Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A prisoner of war working at a zoo gets the chance to escape from the Germans, so he does and he takes with him the elephant that he's been caring for. Together they head for the Swiss border and freedom.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Oliver Reed, John Alderton, Michael J. Pollard
Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A ruthless rancher, and his gang, use extremely long range rifles to kill the men who kidnapped his infidel wife.

Director: Don Medford
Stars: Oliver Reed, Candice Bergen, Gene Hackman
Z.P.G. (1972)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In the not too distant future, a very smoggy and overpopulated Earth government makes it illegal to have children for a generation. One couple, unsatisfied with their substitute robot baby,... See full summary »

Director: Michael Campus
Stars: Oliver Reed, Geraldine Chaplin, Don Gordon
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A series of horrific murders is traced to a creature that inhabits a very strange house.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Oliver Reed, Gig Young, Carol Lynley
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Young Jenny heads to the South of England to start a new career as a school teacher. Even before she has had a chance to settle in she meets Patrick, one of the local "lads". Within a short... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Miller
Stars: Hayley Mills, Oliver Reed, Noel Harrison
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A secretary takes her boss's car for the holiday in the Mediterranean, oddly retracing a journey she has not taken, and is recognized by people she has not met before. When a body turns up ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Samantha Eggar, Oliver Reed, John McEnery
Royal Flash (1975)
Adventure | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Ne'er-do-well Harry Flashman is coerced by Otto von Bismark into impersonating a prince.

Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, Florinda Bolkan
The Sell-Out (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

While vacationing in Lebanon, a former secret agent finds he has been marked for assassination.

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Oliver Reed, Richard Widmark, Gayle Hunnicutt
Fury (1973)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Based on Lermontov's novel Vadim, this costume drama, set in Russia during the 1700s, chronicles the battle between a vengeful, anarchic peasant and the tyrannical landowner who killed his mother and father.

Director: Antonio Calenda
Stars: Oliver Reed, Claudia Cardinale, John McEnery
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.

Director: Douglas Hickox
Stars: Oliver Reed, Jill St. John, Ian McShane
Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A Native American travels around a resort town, murdering cops and rich people with a high-powered crossbow, while demanding that the town's richest residents pay him money to stop the killings.

Director: Richard Compton
Stars: Oliver Reed, Deborah Raffin, James Mitchum
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ivan Dragomiloff
... Sonya Winter
... Lord Bostwick
... Gen. von Pinck (as Curt Jurgens)
... Monsieur Lucoville
... Herr Weiss
... Madame Otero
... Cesare Spado
... Baron Muntzof
... Eleanora Spado
Kenneth Griffith ... Monsieur Popescu
... Angelo
... Swiss Peasant
Katherine Kath ... Mme. Lucoville
Olaf Pooley ... Swiss Cashier
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Zeppelins. Bombs. Bordellos. Burials. You name it. We have it. See more »


Certificate:

M | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

23 April 1969 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Assassination Bureau Limited  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 Ivan Dragomiloff is poisoned, he knocks over the cup he drinks from onto the marble floor. The sound it makes is not of metal such as gold, maybe plastic. See more »

Quotes

Miss Winter: Ivan!
Ivan Dragomiloff: Sir Ivan, if you please. Virtue, it seems, has been rewarded.
See more »

Soundtracks

To Know My Love Loves Me
(uncredited)
Music by Ron Grainer
Lyrics by Hal Shaper
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Entertaining and pleasant.
14 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is the kind of movie made with care and respect for the audience:lavish sets,dazzling costumes,and a very attractive cast including Diana Rigg,Telly Savalas -both teamed for "on her majesty's secret service" the same year-,Philippe Noiret,Curd Jurgens and the sadly missed Oliver Reed.

The screenplay is often full of wit and humor,with such lines as "if there's a war,people will kill each others for a penny,and we will have to shut up shop (our "assassination bureau").Actually the whole movie is a long chase through a chocolate-box Europa with a lot of traps,bombs and disguises.Diana Rigg's appearances run the whole gamut from a Victorian prude resembling Mary Poppins to a femme fatale,from a widow in deep mourning to a nun,she's astonishing.So does (and is )Oliver Reed,who plays some British Arsène Lupin.History is given a rough ride when Francis-Ferdinand is murdered in Vienna (instead of Sarajevo) but who cares?

Best scene:Diana Rigg is alone in her hotel bedroom in Venice,Italy:she can hear a ticking.No,it's not the clock.So she rushes into her bathroom where a tap(faucet) is dripping.But when it's closed,the noise still remains.Is-it a bomb? .The brothel scene where Rigg is mistaken for a hooker is also great fun!

Two movies made in the seventies might have been influenced by Basil Dearden's amusing comedy:Douglas's Hickox's "theater of blood" (1973) also starring Rigg- a treat that should not be missed-and Ted Kotcheff's "who's killing the great chefs of Europe?" (1978)-Jacqueline Bisset cooks a bombe glacée here-.The people who liked this movie could do worse than picking those delightful black comedies.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 30 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed