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Agent 8 3/4 (1964)

Hot Enough for June (original title)
A Czech-speaking, out-of-work Briton is unwittingly sent on a secret mission to Prague by British Intelligence.

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Colonel Cunliffe
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Simoneva
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Josef
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Sun Bathing Man
Amanda Grinling ...
Cunliffe's secretary
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Johnnie
Philo Hauser ...
Vlcek
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Clerk in Opening Scene
Gertan Klauber ...
Technician in Czech Glass Factory
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Roger Allsop
Jill Melford ...
Lorna
Derek Nimmo ...
Fred
Richard Pasco ...
Plakov
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Unemployed Czech-speaking writer Nicholas Whistler thinks he's got a job visiting Prague for a bit of industrial espionage. In fact he is now in the employ of British Intelligence. His pretty chauffeuse on arrival behind the Iron Curtain, Comrade Simonova, is herself a Czech agent. Just as well she's immediately attracted to 007's unwitting replacement. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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He's a special kind of spy... he doesn't know enough to come in from the cold! See more »

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18 September 1964 (Finland)  »

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Agent 008 3/4  »

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Actress Sylva Koscina had previously been considered for the role of Tatiana Romanova in the James Bond film From Russia with Love (1963). See more »

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As Whistler takes cover on the parade float, one of the men travelling alongside him stares and waves at the camera. See more »

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Pleasant fluff
25 February 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Although "Hot Enough For June" (a.k.a. "Agent 8 3/4") was sold as a spoof of James Bond and spy films in general, the movie isn't really a comedy. It is closer to a drama with a number of lighter moments. Though the movie did surprise me in being much more serious than it was advertised, I have to admit that I enjoyed it. The lighter moments are a welcome addition, giving the audience a few chuckles and stopping the movie from becoming too dry and serious. The otherwise serious tone of the movie is also well done. The movie doesn't stay long in one location, which keeps the movie moving at a pretty brisk pace. And when things start to get very serious for the hero, with his life being at stake, I have to admit that I was pretty captivated. It also helps that the character is pretty smart instead of being an idiot. Maybe the end results won't stay in your mind for a long time after the end credits start rolling, but the movie is engaging from the opening to the end.


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