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Where the Spies Are (1966)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy | 21 January 1966 (France)
A local doctor is recruited as a cold war spy to fulfill a very important secret mission in the Middle East, only to experience that his mission is complicated by a sexy female double agent.

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Val Guest

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Wolf Mankowitz (screenplay), Val Guest (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... Dr. Jason Love
Françoise Dorléac ... Vikki (as Francoise Dorleac)
John Le Mesurier ... MacGillivray
Cyril Cusack ... Rosser
Eric Pohlmann ... Farouk
Richard Marner ... Josef
Paul Stassino ... Simmias
George Pravda ... 1st Agent
Noel Harrison ... Jackson
Ronald Radd ... Stanilaus
Alan Gifford ... Security
Bill Nagy ... Aeradio
George Mikell George Mikell ... Assassin
Nigel Davenport ... Parkington
Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith ... Mr. Kahn
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A local doctor is recruited as a cold war spy to fulfill a very important secret mission in the Middle East, only to experience that his mission is complicated by a sexy female double agent.

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WITH LOVE AND BULLETS from Russia, Beirut, London, Rome and Byblos See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1966 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A caccia di spie See more »

Filming Locations:

Beirut, Lebanon See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The movie's source best-selling "Passport to Oblivion" novel by James Leasor has sold a multi-million number of copies and has been published in at least nineteen languages. See more »

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After the helicopter evacuation, when they land and get off the chopper, the turbines' sound is clearly heard, while the rotor blades are clearly not turning (they would be, that soon after landing.) See more »

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Dr. Jason Love: What do we do now?
Parkington: We do the professional thing. We have a drink.
Dr. Jason Love: You mean, we just - walk out the door?
Parkington: Well, I'm not climbing out the bloody window.
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A light satire on the cold war spy story
10 January 2006 | by rgp-8See all my reviews

An amusing, tongue-in-cheek, British satire on the spy genre with David Niven at his debonair best. The comedy is dry and subtle, taking aim at the British and Russian spy-film caricatures. Niven plays the bumbling amateur who makes good but was recruited because all the other spies have been unfortunately lost - that's MI5. John Le Mesurier plays the part of the harassed, penny-pinching, civil servant with aplomb. His use of understatement in suggesting that the purpose of the visit was just to find Rosser and nothing more and his reference to the radio in a biscuit tin, exemplifies the absurdity that underpins the satire. Françoise Dorléac plays the sexy double agent with a light touch. A good support cast with Nigel Davenport excelling as the hard-drinking expatriate Brit. and Ronald Radd suitably menacing as the Russian spy master. In the 1960's the Lebanon was considered an exotic location, essential for this kind of film. As in the Bond films, the travelogue element with a "holiday" romance was an important part of the overall attraction.


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