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The Assassination Bureau ()


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

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination.
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Ivan Dragomiloff
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Sonya Winter
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Lord Bostwick
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Gen. von Pinck (as Curt Jurgens)
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Monsieur Lucoville
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Herr Weiss
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Madame Otero
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Cesare Spado
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Baron Muntzof
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Eleanora Spado
Kenneth Griffith ...
Monsieur Popescu
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Angelo
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Swiss Peasant
Katherine Kath ...
Mme. Lucoville
Olaf Pooley ...
Swiss Cashier
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Exquisite girl
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Police Inspector (uncredited)
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French President (uncredited)
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Narrator (uncredited)
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'La Belle Amie' Client (uncredited)
Sydney Arnold ...
'La Belle Amie' Client (uncredited)
Pauline Barker ...
Nursemaid (uncredited)
Jane Bates ...
'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
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von Pinck's Aide (uncredited)
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Jealous lover at 'La Belle Amie' (uncredited)
Maurice Browning ...
Bureau Member (uncredited)
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Bureau Member (uncredited)
Mona Chong ...
'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
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Henchman at La Belle Amie (uncredited)
John Crocker ...
'La Belle Amie' Client (uncredited)
Bill Cummings ...
Bureau Member (uncredited)
Anthony Dawes ...
Assistant Editor (uncredited)
Alicia Deane ...
'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
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'La Belle Amie' desk clerk (uncredited)
Roy Degay ...
Tsar (uncredited)
Jim Delaney ...
Undertaker (uncredited)
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Bureau Member (uncredited)
Carmen Dene ...
'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Dominique Don ...
'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Sally Douglas ...
'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Steve Emerson ...
Bureau Member (uncredited)
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Elevator Victim (uncredited)
Felix Felton ...
Beer Cellar Proprietor (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Ray Ford ...
Bureau Member (uncredited)
Michael Gover ...
Venice Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Angela Grant ...
'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
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Dragomiloff's Butler (uncredited)
Dianne Greaves ...
'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Olive Gregg ...
Eleanora Spado (uncredited) (voice)
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Bureau Member (uncredited)
Maurice Hedley ...
Military Man at Lowe's (uncredited)
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von Pinck's Aide (uncredited)
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Counterman at Lowe's (uncredited)
Hubert Hill ...
Kaiser (uncredited)
Katharine Holden ...
'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Stephen Hubay ...
Bureau Member (uncredited)
Malcolm Johns ...
Piero (uncredited)
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M. Marivaux at 'La Belle Amie' (uncredited)
Elizabeth Knight ...
Nursemaid (uncredited)
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English Officer (uncredited)
Nita Lorraine ...
'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
Terence Maidment ...
Bureau Member (uncredited)
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Venice Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Ralph Michael ...
Editor (uncredited)
Georgina Moon ...
Nursemaid (uncredited)
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Zeppelin pilot (uncredited)
Jim O'Brady ...
Henchman (uncredited)
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Elevator victim Leonardi (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ...
Police Officer with Eleanora (uncredited)
Gerik Schjelderup ...
Bureau Member (uncredited)
Gordon Sterne ...
Corporal (uncredited)
Kevin Stoney ...
Blind Beggar (uncredited)
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Elevator victim Count von Kissen (uncredited)
Dermot Tuohy ...
Archduke Ferdinand (uncredited)
Colin Vancao ...
'La Belle Amie' Client (uncredited)
Sue Vaughan ...
'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
Desmond Walter-Ellis ...
Equerry (uncredited)
Chris Webb ...
Undertaker (uncredited)
Sheree Winton ...
'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
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Zeppelin officer (uncredited)
Karen Young ...
'La Belle Amie' Girl (uncredited)
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Police Officer with Sonya (uncredited)

Directed by

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Basil Dearden

Written by

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Michael Relph ... (screenplay)
 
Jack London ... (unfinished novel) &
Robert L. Fish ... (novel)
 
Wolf Mankowitz ... (additional dialogue)

Produced by

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Charles Orme ... associate producer
Michael Relph ... producer

Music by

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Ron Grainer

Cinematography by

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Geoffrey Unsworth ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Teddy Darvas

Editorial Department

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Ian Gardiner ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Weston Drury Jr. ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Michael Relph

Art Direction by

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Roy Forge Smith ... (as Roy Smith)
Frank White

Costume Design by

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Beatrice Dawson

Makeup Department

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Harry Frampton ... makeup artist
Barbara Ritchie ... hair stylist
Peter Frampton ... makeup assistant (uncredited)
Philip Leakey ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Mibs Parker ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Barrie Melrose ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Peverall ... assistant director
Richard Hoult ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Terry Marcel ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Drummond Riddell ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Helen Thomas ... set dresser
Ferdinand Bellan ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Roger Cain ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Dennis Griffin ... property buyer (uncredited)
Wally Hill ... chargehand props (uncredited)
Simon Holland ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Danny Skundric ... propman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Ken Barker ... sound recordist
John Dennis ... sound recordist
Dudley Messenger ... sound recordist
John Poyner ... sound editor
Danny Daniel ... boom operator (uncredited)
John Hayward ... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
Vivian Temple-Smith ... sound camera operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Les Bowie ... special effects
Thomas Clark ... special effects

Stunts

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Vic Armstrong ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Cummings ... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Emerson ... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lester ... stunts (uncredited)
Terence Maidment ... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Stacey ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Chris Webb ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Peter MacDonald ... camera operator
George Courtney Ward ... still photographer
Martin Body ... assistant camera (uncredited)
John Campbell ... focus puller (uncredited)
Cedric James ... assistant camera (uncredited)
George Stephenson ... clapper loader (uncredited)
John Tythe ... chargehand electrician (uncredited)
Ted Underwood ... camera grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rosemary Burrows ... wardrobe supervisor
John Hilling ... wardrobe supervisor

Other crew

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Susan Dyson ... continuity
Robert Ellis ... titles designer
Rhonda Grogan ... production secretary (uncredited)
Charles Wilder ... production accountant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines HE falls out of a zeppelin. SHE catches a live bomb. HE's trapped in a coffin. SHE's caught in a bordello. And it's all the start of a beautiful romance. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Assassinats en tous genres (France)
  • El club de los asesinos (Spain)
  • Rulettia venäläisittäin, Madame? (Finland)
  • Sindicato do Crime (Brazil)
  • Bérgyilkossági hivatal (Hungary)
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  • 110 min
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Did You Know?

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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 In the scene, about 40-45 minutes in, where Lord Bostwick visits General Van Pinck whilst the latter is at fencing practice, you will see a map of Europe on the wall. Although this film ostensibly takes place before World War I, the map is of post-Versailles Europe, c.1925-1939. See more »
Soundtracks Life Is a Precious Thing See more »
Quotes Lord Bostwick: A fallen horse near Piccadilly caused a terrible congestion. How the traffic will flow when it is all motorized.
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