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Undercover Lover (1979)

Licensed to Love and Kill (original title)
R | | Action, Comedy | August 1979 (UK)
A British secret agent sent to America to rescue a nobleman comes up against an evil genius who is replacing people in important positions with clones who will do his bidding.


Lindsay Shonteff

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gareth Hunt ... Charles Bind
Nick Tate ... Jensen Fury
Fiona Curzon Fiona Curzon ... Carlotta Muff
Gary Hope ... Senator Lucifer Orchid
Geoffrey Keen ... Stockwell
John Arnatt ... Merlin
Noel Johnson Noel Johnson ... Lord Dangerfield
Don Fellows ... Vice President
Jay Benedict ... Mad Professor
Toby Robins Toby Robins ... Scarlet Star
Me Me Lai ... Female Madam Wang
Eiji Kusuhara ... Male Madam Wang
John Junkin ... Helicopter Mechanic
Linda Lou Allen Linda Lou Allen ... Car Rental Receptionist
Imogen Hassall ... Miss Martin


A British secret agent sent to America to rescue a nobleman comes up against an evil genius who is replacing people in important positions with clones who will do his bidding.

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He carries two .357 combat magnums and he's Licensed to kill. [Video Australia] See more »


Action | Comedy


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Release Date:

August 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Undercover Lover See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Production Co:

Firebird Films See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The James Bond spy spoof film Carry on Spying (1964) featured a character called Charlie Bind (Charles Hawtrey). Another later series of James Bond spy spoof movies would feature a main central character similarly named Charles Bind who actually had the same first name as the actor (Charles Hawtrey) who plays Charlie Bind in Carry on Spying (1964). The later spy spoof movies, all Lindsay Shonteff directed films, featured the central character of Agent No. 1 - Charles Bind. The three pictures were: Number One Gun (1990), Undercover Lover (1979) and No. 1 of the Secret Service (1977). See more »


While No. 1 called to England, his director stated that it was 4 AM there. This would have made it mid-evening in the USA, but it was clearly midday outside. See more »


Spoofs The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) See more »

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Humorless sequel to Number 1 of the Secret Service
23 May 2006 | by alanbobetSee all my reviews

This film is a humorless followup/sequel to Lindsay Shonteff's previous Charles Bind adventure, Number One of The Secret Service starring the very funny & charismatic Nicky Henson as Bind. In this adventure, it's Gareth Hunt(Mike Gambit of The New Avengers) who takes over from Henson as agent Bind and he lacks both a sense of humor and fun as well as panache and style that Nicky Henson brought to the role.Hunt's portrayal of Bind is similar or even worse than Timothy Dalton's portrayal of 007 in the 1980's. He plays the role like he is still Mike Gambit and his delivery of one-liners fall flat. It doesn't help either that this film has even less or no production values than the previous film and the action/fight scenes are more shoddily done than the first film. The film's only saving grace is Nick Tate of Space 1999 fame as Jenson Fury, Agent Ultraone who is Bind's opponent & opposite number in the film, who provides the right fun and humor in the role. Incredibly enough, Shonteff directed a third Charles Bind film in 1990 called Number One Gun starring Michael Howe as Bind that was never theatrically released!

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