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Agent 38-24-36 (1964)

Une ravissante idiote (original title)
A Russian spy is supposed by the British Secret Service to steal some faked orders, but he is to stupid to succeed. His girlfriend tries to help him, but it seems he is to foolish to succeed.

Director:

Édouard Molinaro

Writers:

François Billetdoux (screenplay), Charles Exbrayat (novel) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brigitte Bardot ... Penelope 'Penny' Lightfeather
Anthony Perkins ... Harry Compton / Nicolas Sergueievitch Miloukne
Grégoire Aslan ... Bagda
Jean-Marc Tennberg Jean-Marc Tennberg ... Inspector Cartwright
Hans Verner Hans Verner ... Donald Farrington
Jacques Monod Jacques Monod ... Surgeon - the chauffeur
Hélène Dieudonné ... Mamie
Charles Millot ... Fedor Alexandrovitch Balaniev
Jacques Hilling Jacques Hilling ... Le Lord-Admiral
Paul Demange ... Le directeur de la banque
Frederica Layne Frederica Layne ... Maud Smith (as Fredrika Layne)
Annick Allières Annick Allières ... Eléonore - la serveuse du Lion's
Dominique Page Dominique Page ... Rosemary
Robert Murzeau Robert Murzeau ... Clément
Jacques Dynam ... Le sergent de police
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Harry Compton, a naive young man, is dismissed by the bank in which he worked. Desperately in need of a job, he agrees to become a Soviet spy. Assigned with the mission to steal the "Avalanche" secret file from Sir Dumfrey, he gets to know Penny, a ravishing but somewhat dumb dressmaker. The young woman spontaneously offers to help Harry in his actions. But they are pursued by bad luck. What's more, they keep accumulating blunders. To make matters worse, the MI6 has learned of the operation... Written by Guy Bellinger

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It's spy-tacular! - Here comes Brigitte Bardot as the wildest secret agent who ever dropped the Iron Curtain on her foot! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 March 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Agent 38-24-36 See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 42464 delivered on 7-3-1964. See more »

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Featured in Have You Seen My Movie? (2016) See more »

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one of the first comedies by Edouard Molinaro
15 November 2017 | by happytrigger-64-390517See all my reviews

"Une Ravissante Idiote" is the third comedy directed by Edouard Molinaro, who first directed shorts, then excellent Films Noirs. And for this comedy, Molinaro gets a great cast with Bardot and Perkins, it must have been a new experience, also shooting some scenes in London. Bardot and Perkins is nice couple, they work well together. But the script is not enough well written, some scenes are poor and some are brilliant, thanks to the speedy way of shooting by Molinaro, mostly in the slapstick scenes. It's a fine comedy, but should have been much better.


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