Review

  • I saw this for the first time 40 years after it was released but I can't believe that it deserves the plaudits it got (and still gets). The plot is naff (why are agents from around the World trying to stop what is, basically, a right wing Political Party?). The acting is naff (George Segal (why George Segal?), second division at best). The Screenplay is naff (Harold Pinter? Surely not!). The only thing that saves it from a lower rating is the music. John Barry and Matt Monroe (magnificent) save it from a big fat zero! Am I an anti-sixties kid? No. I was around in '66 and can tell a good spy story from a turkey. Compared to many other "spy" hits from that era this is a definite "MISS".