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Some Girls Do (1969)

A series of unexplainable accidents befall the people and companies responsible for developing the world's first supersonic airliner (SST1). A British agent is sent to investigate and with ... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Thomas

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David D. Osborn (screenplay) (as David Osborn), Liz Charles-Williams (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Johnson ... Hugh Drummond
Daliah Lavi ... Helga
Beba Loncar ... Pandora
James Villiers James Villiers ... Carl Petersen
Vanessa Howard ... Robot No. 7
Maurice Denham Maurice Denham ... Mr. Mortimer
Robert Morley ... Miss Mary
Sydne Rome ... Flicky
Adrienne Posta ... Drummond's Daily
Florence Desmond ... Lady Manderley
Ronnie Stevens ... Peregrine Carruthers
Virginia North ... Robot No. 9
Nicholas Phipps ... Lord Dunnberry
Yutte Stensgaard ... Robot No. 1
George Belbin George Belbin ... Major Newman
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A series of unexplainable accidents befall the people and companies responsible for developing the world's first supersonic airliner (SST1). A British agent is sent to investigate and with the help of another agent uncovers a plot masterminded by Carl Petersen who stands to gain eight million pounds if the aircraft is not ready by a certain date. The evil Petersen has developed a number of "robots" (actually rather beautiful girls with "electronic brains") to help him sabotage the SST1 project by means of "infrasound" (extreme low frequency sound waves) which can be directed at people or objects with devastating results. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Some Girls Will Do Anything In The Dark... Even Murder!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Alcune ragazze lo fanno See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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This movie was released in the USA on a double bill with a re-issued Irma la Douce (1963). See more »

Quotes

Carl Petersen: History repeats itself. Napoleon dreamt of the entire universe thronging to his door. Now I shall fulfill his dreams.
Hugh Drummond: Dressed as the Duke of Wellington?
Carl Petersen: Well of course my dear fellow. Never back a loser.
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Featured in Al Murray's Great British Spy Movies (2014) See more »

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Some Girls Do
Music by Charles Blackwell
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Lee Vanderbilt
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Better than most modern movies. Very under rated
29 September 2003 | by joeagnesSee all my reviews

This movie should not be mistaken as a budget imitation of a James Bond film, as it possesses it's own distinctive characteristics. Yet, for it's time (1969) it is just as adventurous and entertaining with Richard Johnson performing the role of (Bulldog) Hugh Drummond, similar to your James Bond Secret agent, but with a touch of humour and to some extent, a bit of sarcasm. Like Bond, Drummond is well skilled, serious and intelligent and is out to investigate what is behind a series of murders disguised as accidents, that are carried out by what appears to be beautiful young women (hence it's title Some Girls Do). Robert Morley performs the part of Miss Mary and is later found dead after having given classes to potential chef students in perfecting the art of cracking eggs open into a bowl.

Drummond is also targeted when flying a glider and is meant to crash down when his parachute has been tampered with by the beautiful robotic women who watch from below, but manages to skillfully and successfully release open the parachute, landing down safely as if nothing had happened.. A fine performance by Sydney Rome as the typical James Bond type girl, but Drummond is not at all fooled by her pampering and charming behaviour, as he is very intelligent in sensing her motives.. She does play the bimbo but is very cunning, as most Bond style girls are.

In a nutshell I did enjoy this movie and am not surprised that any criticisms are really more to do with it's comparisons to modern released movies. However, I am very surprised that the character of Bulldog Drummond was not pursued in later years like with remakes of `A Thomas Crown Affair', `The Avengers', `The Saint' etc. I believe that the character of `Bulldog' Drummond could have been further modernized and made into a big hit in the late 1970's upto the 1990's with newer adventures, as it had all the charm and character of serving action/adventure style movies, but on a larger scale. I would have kept one foot in the 1960's and another one in the 1990's keeping that style in an evergreen sense.


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