Shadow of Evil
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|Banco à Bangkok pour OSS 117|
|Directed by||André Hunebelle|
|Produced by||Paul Cadéac|
|Screenplay by||Pierre Foucaud
|Story by||Jean Bruce|
|Music by||Michel Magne|
|Cinematography||Raymond Pierre Lemoigne|
Banco à Bangkok pour OSS 117 released in the USA as Shadow of Evil is a 1964 French/Italian international co-production Eurospy spy-fi film. It was based on Jean Bruce's 1960 novel Lila de Calcutta, the 74th OSS 117 novel. It was the second OSS 117 film directed by André Hunebelle and produced by Paul Cadéac, the first in the series in colour, the first co-produced by the Italian company Da.Ma. Cinematografica and the last to star Kerwin Mathews as OSS 117.
Secret Agent OSS 117, Colonel Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath (Kerwin Mathews) is sent to Thailand following the murder of OSS agent Christopher Lemmon. Lemmon had been investigating the break out of plague epidemics in India following health workers inoculating the locals to protect them from cholera. Lemmon had discovered that the medicine made in Hogby Laboratories in Bangkok had been switched with plague germs infecting the population with fatal results.
After surviving several assassination attempts, OSS 117 infiltrates the secret lair of Dr. Sinn (Robert Hossein), an Indian hypnotist and psychologist with the help of his sister Lila (Pier Angeli). Dr Sinn is the cape wearing supervillain and mastermind mad scientist of a Malthusian organisation known as the "People Elect". The "People Elect" (inoculated by Dr Sinn for immunity) desire to spread plague around the world to reduce the Earth's population and stop atomic testing that is ruining the planet.
- Kerwin Mathews as Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath
- Pier Angeli as Lila Sinn, the doctor's sister
- Robert Hossein as Dr Sinn
- Dominique Wilms as Eva Davidson, Leacock's secretary
- Gamil Ratib as Akhom
- Henri Virlojeux as Leacock
- Jacques Mauclair as Mr Smith
- Henri Guégan as Karloff
- Raoul Billerey as Christopher Lemmon
- Jacques Hilling as Hogby
- "Panic in Bangkok". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2014-05-13.
- Panic in Bangkok at the Internet Movie Database
- original French film trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tycLRoQtpbg
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