Secret Agent Super Dragon

New York chiama Superdrago
[New York Calling Superdragon]
Höllenjagd auf heiße Ware

1966

Giorgio Ferroni
Director
(as Calvin J. Padget)

Secret society attempts to take over the world using mind-control chewing gum and Ming vases. . .or something like that. It's up to Bryan Cooper, aka Super Dragon, to foil them!

Enjoyable low-rent Eurospy film is much better than the horrible reviews and low rating on IMDb would indicate. This is largely due to its appearance on Mystery Science Theater 3000, a funny show, but one which has encouraged people into thinking any film that appears there is automatically worthless. This tendency is as bad in it's own way as the Medveds' witless Golden Turkey books. The fact that the film used is usually a badly dubbed pan & scan copy that's missing a large part of the run time (in this case, almost the entire ending!) so they could cram in host segments and commericals is also unfortunate, especially when so many of the jokes are about the plot making no sense. Meh.

That all being said, this is no classic; the plot is muddled, to say the least, and Superdragon is even more of a smarmy sexist pig than was the norm for this sort of film. Considering Danton dubbed himself, his performance is not good. And Jess Hahn's character is just stupid. But it does have Marisa Mell. . .

IMDb credits, as always for non-American films of this era, are inaccurate. Pinkas Braun, for example, is nowhere in this (probably mistaken for Herlin). Corrections made where I could, but any knowledgable help would be appreciated on the unknowns!

-Dave W.


New York chiama Superdrago
17th February 1966
Cinema


100 mins
2.35:1

Secret Agent Super Dragon
1st May 1966
Cinema

Not Rated

95 mins
2.35:1

Höllenjagd auf heiße Ware
24th June 1966
Cinema



2.35:1




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Ray Danton
Bryan Cooper / Superdragon
Margaret Lee
Cynthia Fulton
(also called Comfort Denby in dialogue)
Carlo D'Angelo
Fernand Lamas
Jess Hahn
Baby Face
(as Jesse Hahn)
Marisa Mell
Charity Farrel
Adriana Ambesi
Verna
Solvi Stubing
Fremont College Coed
Marco Guglielmi
Alex
Gérard Herter
Professor Kruger
(as Gerhard Haerther)
Carlo Hintermann
Coleman
(as Carlo Hinterman)
Jacques Herlin
Ross
Benito Stefanelli
Valiki
Renato Romano
Fremont Sheriff
Unknown
Fremont College Dean
Unknown 16811
Assassin in Jackson's Apartment
Unknown
Henchman
Christia Hester
Elisabeth
(guess)
Unknown
Henchman
Unknown
Embassy Secretary
Unknown
Dr. Misimoto
Unknown
Christine Bruder
Unknown
Doctor
Unknown
Nurse
Unknown
Henchman
Unknown
Auctioneer
Artemio Antonini
Assistant Torturer
Nello Pazzafini
Henchman
Angelo Casadei
Guard at Auction
Angelo Infanti
Undetermined Role
Carolyn De Fonseca
Voice: Charity Farrel
Bell 47
Helicopter

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