Original film poster
|Directed by||David Miller|
|Produced by||Irving Allen|
|Written by||James Mayo (novel)
John Briley (adaptation)
William Bast (screenplay)
|Music by||David Whitaker|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Hammerhead is a British thriller film directed by David Miller and starring Vince Edwards, Judy Geeson and Diana Dors. Its plot concerns a criminal mastermind who attempts to steal NATO secrets, with an American agent hot on his trail. It is based on the novel by James Mayo, and produced by Irving Allen and written by Herbert Baker who made the Matt Helm films for Columbia Pictures. It was filmed in London and Portugal.
British intelligence asks a soldier of fortune, Charles Hood, to go to Portugal and help stop an international criminal mastermind called Hammerhead who plans to steal a secret report on nuclear defense.
Hood manages to board the yacht owned by Hammerhead, a collector of valuable erotic art. He is distracted along the way by model Sue Trenton plus a pair of Hammerhead's mistresses, Ivory and Kit.
Hammerhead intends to kidnap Britain's NATO delegate, Sir Richard Calvert, and replace him with a lookalike, Andreas, a master of disguise. He finds out Hood's identity and traps him and Sue inside a coffin, but they manage to escape. Kit and Andreas both are killed, while Ivory does away with Hammerhead personally, using a harpoon.
- Vince Edwards ... Charles Hood
- Judy Geeson ... Sue Trenton
- Peter Vaughan ... Hammerhead
- Diana Dors ... Kit
- Michael Bates ... Andreas / Sir Richard
- Beverly Adams ... Ivory
- Patrick Cargill ... Condor
- Patrick Holt ... Huntzinger
- William Mervyn ... Walter Perrin
- Douglas Wilmer ... Pietro Vendriani
- Tracy Reed ... Miss Hull
- Kenneth Cope ... Motorcyclist
- Kathleen Byron ... Lady Calvert
- Jack Woolgar ... Tookey Tate
- Joseph Furst ... Count Ortega
- Andreas Malandrinos ... Post Office Guard
- David Prowse ... George
- Earl Younger ... Brian
- Romo Gorrara ... Marcel
- Maggie Wright ... Roselle
- Veronica Carlson ... Ulla
- Penny Brahms ... Frieda
- Sarah Hardenburg ... Kiki
- Otto Diamant ... Joa
- Windsor Davies ... Police Sergeant
- Arthur Gomez ... Cafe Proprietor
The production of the film was delayed because Columbia contract star Vince Edwards suffered a bone fracture during the filming in Portugal in 1967.
- The Film Daily: Volume 131 1967
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