Deadlier Than the Male

1967

Ralph Thomas
Director
J. Arthur Rank Organisation
Studio

Drummond investigates a series of mysterious nasty killings revolving around the oil industry.

Enjoyable film, one of the better James Bond copies that cropped up in the Sixties. Would have been better without Drummond's American cousin, but Sommer and Koscina make a fine pair of killers (the obvious inspiration for Messrs. Wint and Kidd in Diamond Are Forever), and Green makes an excellent villain.

And no, I didn't misspell "Phoenician"-that's how it is spelled in the film.

-Dave W.



12th February 1967
Cinema



94 mins




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Richard Johnson
Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond
Elke Sommer
Irma Eckman
Sylva Koscina
Penelope
Nigel Green
Carl Petersen
Suzanna Leigh
Grace
Steve Carlson
Robert Drummond
Justine Lord
Miss Peggy Ashenden
William Mervyn
Chairman of the Pan-Arabian Oil Board
Zia Mohyeddin
King Fedra
Lee Montague
Boxer
Yasuko Nagazumi
Mitsouko
Laurence Naismith
Sir John Bledlow
George Pastell
Carloggio
Milton Reid
Chang
Leonard Rossiter
Henry Bridgenorth
Virginia North
Brenda
Didi Sydow
Anna
Dervis Ward
Henry Keller
John Stone
David Wyngarde
Scott Finch
Keller's Assistant
(uncredited)
Unknown 4574-01
Keller's Secretary
Bobby Wright
Radio Operator
Unknown 4574-03
Pilot
Unknown 4574-04
Co-Pilot
Doug Robinson
Judo Opponent
(uncredited)
Donald Oliver
Masseur
(uncredited)
Richard Hurndall
Club Member
(uncredited)
Ralph Michael
Phoenecian Oil Company Chairman
(uncredited)
Richard Atherton
Phoenecian Oil Board Member
Peter Evans
Phoenecian Oil Board Member
(uncredited)
Alex Lewis
Phoenecian Oil Board Member
(uncredited)
Tony Mendleson
Phoenecian Oil Board Member
(uncredited)
Unknown Male 108
Phoenecian Oil Board Member
Unknown Male 48
Phoenecian Oil Board Member
Unknown 4574-06
Phoenecian Secretary
Louis Matto
Headwaiter
(uncredited)
Unknown 4574-07
Boxer's Assistant
Sylvana Henriques
Masseuse (uncredited)
Peter Diamond
Car Park Assassin
(uncredited)
Peter Brace
Car Park Assassin
(uncredited)
George Sewell
Car Park Assassin
(uncredited)
Joe Wadham
Car Park Assassin's Driver
(uncredited)
Paul Beradi
Pan Arabian Oil Board Member
Fred Berman
Phoenecian Oil Board Member
(uncredited)
Terence Conoley
Phoenecian Oil Board Member
(uncredited)
Pat Halpin
Pan-Arabian Oil Board Member
Colin McKenzie
Pan-Arabian Oil Board Member
John More
Pan-Arabian Oil Board Member
(uncredited)
Unknown 4574-18
Pan Arabian Oil Board Member
Unknown 4574-19
Pan Arabian Oil Board Member
Unknown Male 9
Pan-Arabian Oil Board Member
Dave's Unknown Male 6
Pan-Arabian Oil Board Member
Marianne Stone
Weston's Secretary
(uncredited)
Unknown 4574-08
Italian Realtor
Unknown 4574-09
Henchman with Grace
Kitty Swan
Fedra's Girl
(uncredited)
Unknown 4574-10
Fedra's Girl
Unknown 4574-11
Magda
Unknown 4574-12
Yacht Captain
Unknown 4574-13
Yacht Crewman
Unknown 4574-14
Yacht Crewman
Unknown 4574-15
Petersen's Guard
Unknown 4574-16
Girl on Yacht
Unknown 4574-17
Distracted Yacht Guard
Loretta White
Girl on King's Yacht
(uncredited)
Jill Banner
Pam (uncredited)
James Payne
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl
Voice: Penelope
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