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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

Writers:

David D. Osborn (screenplay) (as David Osborn), Liz Charles-Williams (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Johnson ... Hugh Drummond
Daliah Lavi ... Helga
Beba Loncar ... Pandora
James Villiers ... Carl Petersen
Vanessa Howard ... Robot No. 7
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 ... Maj. 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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James Villiers replaced Nigel Green. 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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Connections

Follows Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938) 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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The Bulldog Investigates Mystifying Ladies
23 August 2007 | by BogmeisterSee all my reviews

MASTER PLAN: utilize female robots and a sonic weapon. Some do satisfy you and they do mystify you, there's no doubt about it. This follow-up to the James Bond-type thriller "Deadlier Than the Male" features the return of investigator Hugh Drummond, as played by Richard Johnson, who can pass for Sean Connery's brother from certain angles. It's safe to say, even, that Johnson would have made a pretty good James Bond in the sixties, though Connery is hard to beat. The plot and tone of this one seems to copy certain aspects of the previous Drummond adventure, especially the sight of two smiling femme fatales carrying out their assassinations in a good-natured manner. Like the previous entry, Drummond is also saddled with a silly sidekick here (it was his younger nephew in the last one). As seems to be the doom of many an action spy series, the succeeding entries in a film series always succumb to the more banal and camp ingredients, as if the filmmakers have to shy away from making things too serious and make it more fun (Bond survived this, but others did not). Drummond is portrayed in pretty much the same manner as before, but everyone else is caught up in the campy phase of the later sixties. Of course, nothing can surpass the hammy performance of Morley in a brief role.

The first half of this escapist thriller sort of plods along, with the highlight being a tepid sequence of Drummond falling from a small airplane/glider with an apparently malfunctioning parachute. A lot of it is standard detective stuff, with the main femme fatale (Lavi, she of "The Silencers" and "Casino Royale" Bond spoofs) offering some intrigue. But then, we and Drummond shift to the island base/lair of the main villain (Villiers) and his private army, composed mostly of female robots. This abruptly shifts everything into high camp mode and I was never clear on the purpose of these programmed babes (even though Drummond asks this very question at one point and gets some vague answer). I was also never sure whether these were real females with robotic brains or just plain robots; in one scene, the head of one of these females catches fire and there's no sign of damage after the flame is extinguished. Eh? Still, it's kind of entertaining, in that lopsided fashion, and Johnson as the maverick agent is still very good in the role. The last half reminded me of the 'Flint' duo of Bond spoofs, especially "In Like Flint." There's a bit of a twist at the climax, but it's fairly meaningless and arbitrary. And, the title song, also sung at the end, is terrific, outdoing the previous entry. Johnson as Drummond would not return, though there was a spoof of a spoof, "Bullshot," in 1982 or '83. Hero:8 Villain:6 Femme Fatales:7 Henchmen:5 Fights:6 Stunts/Chases:5 Gadgets:5 Auto:6 Locations:6 Pace:6 overall:6


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English

Release Date:

23 January 1969 (UK) See more »

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