It was surely no coincidence that he later was tapped to direct episodes of the colorful spy series The Avengers. The head criminals, played by Herbert Lom and Klaus Kinski, plunge Randall into the middle of a complex espionage scheme involving the Red Chinese. Tony Randall might be an unlikely hero for a spy movie but this is hardly a serious spy movie and in any case Andrew Jessel is the archetypal innocent caught up in a web of espionage that he finds utterly bewildering and Randall has no difficulty playing that sort of character. Marrakesh, Our Man in Marrakesh, and I Spy You Spy. Mr Fairbrother Wilfred Hyde-White claims to be selling bathroom fittings while Mr Lillywhite John le Mesurier claims to be a promoter of package tours. When Andrew gets the wrong room key and finds a corpse in the closet, Kyra immediately convinces him to help her hide the corpse and his adventure begins. Krya Stanovy Senta Berger has half a dozen explanations for her presence in Morocco, none of them true.
After being chased over half of Morocco they encounter an unlikely chieftain of a band of Arab bandits - the Eton-educated Al Caid Terry-Thomas. Bondmania inspired studios all over the world to come up with their own secret agent and espionage thrillers, preferably with suave spies, beautiful women, exotic locations, and a rogues gallery of sinister enemy agents and colorful thugs. Director Don Sharp directed two of Towers' low budget Fu Manchu chapters but is best known for such Hammer Films horrors as The Kiss of the Vampire 1963 and Rasputin: The Mad Monk 1966 and the oddball undead cycle gang picture Psychomania 1973. Compounding the problem is that not one of the six people is what he appears to be. Randall plays an innocent oil company representative who gets tied up with a gang of crooks in Morocco. Audiences may learn that why Rick becomes a cynical man who is assumed a powerful man in Casablanca. He knows the courier is one of six people catching a bus from Marrakesh but unfortunately he has no idea which one is the courier.
Our Man in Marrakesh original. The title itself recalls Our Man in Havana 1959 , Carol Reed's film of Graham Greene's satire of Cold War intrigue. An American tourist gets involved with murder and espionage in Morocco. So begins this lightweight Euro pudding from cheapo prolific producer Harry Alan Towers that cashes in on the spy boom of the 1960s. This particular production can best be described as innocuous but fairly entertaining. Senta Berger is a very attractive mystery woman, and she matches up surprisingly well with Randall grounded and more affable than usual , but the supporting cast of old pros is never given anything especially exciting to do.
The only redeeming point were some nice North African film locations. Our Free Marking Service will help you pick out the areas of your. It aims to do nothing more than deliver light-hearted entertainment and it succeeds admirably. While not exactly a spoof, this is as much breezy comic adventure as exotic spy-versus-spy conspiracy. The plot involves stolen secret documents, the United Nations, and a crime lord named Mr.
Our Man in Casablanca 1. No launched more than just the James Bond franchise in 1962. Towers gives this film a bigger canvas than his usual production by shooting on location in Morocco, which adds Bond-like color and excitement and exotic flourishes to familiar spy movie conventions, from an escape across the tiled rooftops to a foot chase through the Marrakesh marketplace to a showdown in an abandoned prison that looks more like a former palace. A man whose hand has been replaced by a steel one finds that his new hand has the ability to retain enough electricity so he can. Austrian-born Senta Berger, a star in Germany, was making an impression on the international stage in films like Major Dundee 1965 and Cast a Giant Shadow 1966. Our Man in Marrakesh also released under the title Bang! Herbert Lom oozes smooth sinister charm in the inimitable Herbert Lom manner.
Producer Harry Alan Towers, who also penned the film's original story, specialized in budget-minded European productions with international casts, exploitable genres, and often a lurid edge, such as his run of Fu Manchu films. Gregoire Aslan co-stars as an affable Moroccan truck driver who takes a liking to our couple and third-billed Terry-Thomas makes a late entrance and still almost steals the film as El Caid, an unflappable Eaton-educated Brit with a Moroccan inheritance. . The film's limitations certainly aren't on display with the cast, which is…. Madame Bouseny as Helen Sanguineti.
A decent cast including Tony Randall, Senta Berger, Wilfred Hyde-White Herbert Lom, and Terry Thomas could not enliven an inane screenplay. Release Date: January 1st, 1966. None of those films hint at the light touch for comic mystery and snappy pacing of action scenes he brings to this film. Our Man in Marrakesh 1966 Dr. Senta Berger manages to be slightly ditzy, glamorous, mysterious and appealing which is exactly what her rôle calls for. Police Chief as William Sanguineti.
Wilfrid Hyde-White, John Le Mesurier who bears a remarkable and surely not coincidental resemblance to Bernard Lee, 007's M , and Margaret Lee fill out our suspicious guest list, while a sneering Klaus Kinski cuts a striking figure as the sinister blonde henchman who stands out of any Morocco crowd. Our Man in Marrakesh is the sort of movie that could never be made today. An attempt to be a comedic homage to Alfred Hitchcock thrillers such as The Man Who Knew Too Much and North by Northwest falls mostly flat. While it was the Bond films that caused the 60s spy movie craze Our Man in Marrakesh is not, unlike the Derek Flint movies such as or the Matt Helm movies such as , a spoof of the Bond movies. Casimir Herbert Lom, famed as Inspector Dreyfus of the Pink Panther films waiting to sell state secrets for a bag of cash. Hotel Clerk as Emil Stemmler.
The Killer Lacks a Name 1966. Il nostro agente a Casablanca original title. American oil man Andrew Jessel Tony Randall arrives in Morocco with a small group of tourists and boards a bus for the city of Marrakesh, where he meets the lovely Kyra Stanovy Senta Berger , a glamorous woman of indeterminate nationality and formidable talent. John le Mesurier and Wilfred Hyde-White are wonderful as ever while Terry-Thomas sparkles as the old Etonian brigand leader. There were too few instances of suspense, the jokes fell flat and the plot dragged with seemingly no point. But the Moroccan city is nothing like its cinematic image, as Laura Powell discovers. It also has a simply wonderful cast.
Our Man in Marrakesh leaves out the lurid and keeps just enough suggestion of sex to meet Bond expectations while remaining family friendly. Cue musical sting and a cold blooded Klaus Kinski entering the frame. Director Don Sharp, working from a wayward, rudderless screenplay by Peter Yeldham, does decent work, yet the finale is confusing instead of suspenseful, and the overall air of familiarity is wearing. Cast Cast overview, first billed only:. Our Man in Marrakesh 1966, aka Bang! Someone on Andrew's flight is the courier and, as fate and convenient plot complications would have it, none of them are who they appear to be. There is one good scene in a massage parlor, but otherwise the film isn't wacky enough to be funny or intriguing enough to be taken seriously.