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OSS 117 se déchaîne (1963)

An American agent disappears after a scuba diving reconnaissance mission in Corsica. The Secret Service sends agent code name OSS 117 to investigate.

Director:

André Hunebelle

Writers:

Raymond Borel, Jean Bruce (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerwin Mathews ... Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117
Nadia Sanders ... Brigitta
Irina Demick ... Lucia (as Irina Demich)
Henri-Jacques Huet Henri-Jacques Huet ... Renotte
Jacques Harden Jacques Harden ... Roos
Roger Dutoit Roger Dutoit ... Mayan
Albert Dagnant Albert Dagnant ... Forestier (as Albert Dagnan)
André Weber André Weber
Michel Jourdan Michel Jourdan
Daniel Emilfork ... Sacha
Henri Attal Henri Attal ... Manuel, un homme de main (as Henri Atal)
Yvan Chiffre Yvan Chiffre ... Agent Thibaud
Arielle Coigney Arielle Coigney ... (as Arielle Coignet)
Jean Geoffroy Jean Geoffroy
Gisèle Grimm Gisèle Grimm
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An American agent disappears after a scuba diving reconnaissance mission in Corsica. The Secret Service sends agent code name OSS 117 to investigate.

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 June 1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

OSS 117 Is Unleashed See more »

Filming Locations:

Bonifacio, Corse-du-Sud, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Characters were shown flying on a jet airliner, which weren't around at the time the film was set. See more »

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Follows O.S.S. 117 n'est pas mort (1957) See more »

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French answer to Dr No.
10 February 2002 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

1962 was historical for spy thriller:James Bond had happened!

André Hunebelle,who was a "swashbuckler" specialist("le bossu","le miracle des loups","le capitan" etc)realized -and he was one of the first!- that the wind had shifted.Now the knight would become a secret agent,and he 'd swap his sword for a gun,and his horse for a car (and what a car!a "dauphine" 1960,now a museum piece)So why not Jean Bruce's hero,OSS 117 -Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath-,why not the Corse -an ersatz for Bond's Jamaica-,and two OSS girls -Irina Demick and Nadia Sanders- two good-looking starlets .But there was another problem:using Jean Marais ,his interpret for all the movies I mention above ,and aristocrat to a fault,would have been a mistake.So hire a young American actor,Kerwin Matthews(the seventh voyage of Sindbad,Nathan Juran,1958)and hope for the best.

That's not exactly the best we get,by a long shot.The story will seem naive even to a four-year old,there are no special effects,but some underwater scenes predate,in their own modest way "thunderball"! There's some humor,and one regrets it was not shot in color,because the côte d'azur in black and white ,it's a crime.

André Hunebelle would carry on with OSS (And Matthews ,then Frederick Stafford),3 movies in all ("furia à bahia pour OSS 117" "banco à Bagkok pour OSS 117" ),both shot in color,with bigger budgets and for "furia"

a true star Mylène Demongeot as the OSS girl) .The three movies are naivete itself but they are pleasant to watch if you're interested in the evolution of the spy film genre.


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