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|Directed by||David Greene|
|Produced by||Lew Grade
|Written by||David Greene
|Music by||Michael Gibbs|
|Cinematography||Anthony B. Richmond|
|January 15, 1972 (US)|
Madame Sin is a 1972 British thriller film directed by David Greene and starring Bette Davis, Robert Wagner, Denholm Elliott and Gordon Jackson. The screenplay was written by Greene and Barry Oringer.
The title character is a vicious villainess who commands a Thought Factory in the Scottish Highlands. Intent on achieving world domination, she kidnaps ex-CIA agent Anthony Lawrence and forces him to help her hijack a secret nuclear weapon, the Polaris submarine.
- Bette Davis as Madame Sin
- Robert Wagner as Anthony Lawrence
- Denholm Elliott as Malcolm De Vere
- Gordon Jackson as Commander Cavendish
- Dudley Sutton as Monk
- Catherine Schell as Barbara
- Pik-Sen Lim as Nikko
- Paul Maxwell as Connors
- David Healy as Braden
- Alan Dobie as White
The film was originally a pilot for a weekly ABC series that failed to make the network's schedule. It was broadcast in the United States on January 15, 1972 and then released in other markets as a feature film.
Time Out London said, "Lots of exotic sets and outlandish secret weapons, just a pity it's all rather old hat Bond stuff. Still, with Denholm Elliott giving sterling support as her sycophantic aide, Davis has a ball with some genuinely monstrous lines."