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main spoof films which drew unashamedly and directly from the 'real'
Bond were Casino Royale, arguably a 'Bond' film in it's own right,
although treated with somewhat comedic direction, and an Italian
production, curiously starring Sean Connery's brother, called variously
'Operation Kid Brother' and 'OK Connery'. Various other 'super'
secret agents saved the world on both the large and small screens
during the Sixties, to a greater or lesser believable extent, but
drew less directly on the James Bond stories than these. With
the nature of these types of film, you will find even more Bond
look-alike movies listed in my Sixties
Science Fiction Films pages, some of which I've
listed further below.
Anne Francis 'Honey West'
Roger Moore 'The Saint'
Steve Forrest 'The Baron'
Patrick McGoohan 'Danger Man'
the creation which probably came closer than a lot of these in character,
and which Roger Moore very successfully transferred to his portrayal
of 007 in later Bond films, wasn't a secret agent at all but a modern-day
Robin Hood type adventurer - The
Saint - created by Leslie Charteris.
'The Baron' ( Steve Forrest ) was another TV independent
buccaneer in the same mould. More of a true 'secret agent' was Patrick
McGoohan as 'Danger Man'.
Ana Marie Noe
Kid Brother 1967
Connery' 'Operation Double 007' 'Secret Agent 00'
Produzione D.S. Directed
by Alberto De Martino
A Bond spoof film, the best of several Italian attempts,
which interestingly contains many genuine 'Bond' artists.
The evil crime organisation Thanatos is planning to take
over the world using a magnetic field generator that will
stop all metal machinery. The top secret agent is not available
so his civilian brother, Neil ( played by Sean's brother
Neil Connery ), is pressed into service to save us. Multi-skilled
in plastic surgery, lip-reading and hypnotism he finds his
talents come in conveniently handy.
I Spy ( TV series starring Bill Cosby and
Robert Culp )
( TV series starring Peter Graves and his
team of specialists including Leonard Nimoy )
The Avengers (
TV series starring Patrick Macnee / Honor Blackman / Diana Rigg / Linda
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (
TV series starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum ) (
See Man From U.N.C.L.E. pages )
The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.
( TV series starring Stephanie Powers and
Noel Harrison ) ( See Man From U.N.C.L.E.
- Tom Adams
- Two feature films
from Golden Era starred Tom
Adams as Bond-style counter-spy Charles Vine.
Licensed To Kill (
97 mins )
Directed by Lindsay Shonteff and produced by Estelle E. Richmond,
involved him in the protection of a 'suspect' Swedish scientist.
cast were Karel Stepanek, Veronica Hurst, Peter Bull, John Arnatt,
Francis deWolff, Felix Felton, George Pastell, Judy Huxtable, Gary
Hope, Denis Holmes, Billy Milton and Carole Blake.
Where The Bullets Fly (
90 mins )
by John Gilling and produced by James Ward, had him pitted against
super-enemy 'The Angel', messing up his plans to steal a secret nuclear
powered aircraft and its fuel formula. Support in this movie came
from Sidney James, Joe Baker, Michael Ripper, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Maurice
Browning, Bryan Mosley, Heidi Erich, Maggie Kimberley, Sue Donovan,
Patrick Jordan, James Ellis, Tony Alpino, Gary Marsh, Peter Ducrow,
John Horsley, Joe Ritchie, David Gregory, Dawn Addams, Wilfred Brambell,
Tim Barrett, John Arnott, Marcus Hammond, Michael Ward, Terence Sewards,
Suzan Farmer, Julie Martin, Tom Bowman, Gerard Heinz, Charles Houston,
Michael Balfour, Michael Cox, Barbara French, Michael Goldie, John
Watson and Roy Stephens.
Film starring Raquel Welch
A series of four movies starring Dean Martin - The Silencers,
Murderer's Row, The Ambushers and The Wrecking
British agent played by Michael Caine in three movies:
The Ipcress File, Funeral In Berlin and Billion Dollar Brain
James Coburn, who also starred in it's 1967 sequel In Like Flint
starring Monica Vitti and Terence Stamp