Se Tutte le Donne del Mondo

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Se Tutte le Donne del Mondo
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Original film poster
Directed by Henry Levin
Dino Maiuri
Produced by Dino De Laurentiis
Written by Dino Maiuri
Jack Pulman
Starring Mike Connors
Dorothy Provine
Terry-Thomas
Jack Gwillim
Release date(s) 1966
Running time 106 min.
Country Italy
Language English

Se Tutte le Donne del Mondo (International title: If All the Women in the World) is a James Bond spoof movie released in 1966.[1] Originally filmed under the title Operation Paradise from January to March 1966 [2] in most of the world, the English title was If All the Women in the World. It was released in the U.S. a year later with the title Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, the film was directed by Henry Levin, director of two Matt Helm films, and Arduino Maiuri. It starred Mike Connors of Mannix fame, Dorothy Provine and Terry-Thomas.[3]

This film was rushed to release by Columbia Pictures to avoid colliding with their better-known James Bond satire, Casino Royale.

The plot of this movie is similar to the James Bond film Moonraker, which was released 13 years later.[4][better source needed]

Plot[edit]

A Brazilian industrialist (Raf Vallone) plans to sterilize the human race through the use of his satellite and to personally repopulate the planet with beautiful women he has kidnapped and is holding in suspended animation. A down-to-earth CIA agent (played by Connors), an aristocratic female MI-6 agent (played by Provine), and her chauffeur (played by Thomas), driving a Rolls-Royce car filled with spy gadgets, team up to stop the industrialist.

Production[edit]

Mike Connors recalled that Columbia Pictures gave him the lead after he'd been a strong contender for the role of Matt Helm that Dean Martin played.[5] Connors said that his Good Neighbor Sam co-star Dorothy Provine was whisked to Rome for a week, returning in a glamorous makeover.[6] Whilst Connors played a Sean Connery type American superspy, Dorothy Provine played her role with an upper class British accent similar to Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward of the Thunderbirds TV series. Her character rode a gadget-filled Rolls Royce driven by a Parker-type chauffeur played by Terry-Thomas. The movie was filmed on location in Rio de Janeiro and Rome with Dino De Laurentiis spending a lot of money on production.[7]

Connors also recalled that he did the stuntwork of dangling from a rope ladder attached to a helicopter flying off the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio when the local stuntman refused to do it.[8] Connors said that they were the only film company ever granted permission to film at the landmark.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Blake, Matt; Deal, David (2004). The Eurospy Guide. Baltimore: Luminary Press. ISBN 1-887664-52-1. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The New York Times
  2. ^ Boxoffice magazine 3 Jan 1966
  3. ^ Blake, Deal, p.127
  4. ^ Article noting the link to Moonraker
  5. ^ p.33 Weaver, Tom Eye of Science Fiction: 20 Interviews with Classic SF and Horror Filmmakers McFarland 2003
  6. ^ ibid
  7. ^ ibid
  8. ^ ibid

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