A top secret chemical formula has been stolen by STENCH (the Society for the Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans), and so Agent Simpkins and his three trainees are hot on the trail, ... See full summary »
Shares a number of story elements with the James Bond movie The Living Daylights (1987) made twenty five years later. They both have major settings in Vienna, Austria; North Africa and England. This film has a setting in Algiers, Algeria whereas The Living Daylights (1987) has a setting in Tangiers, Morocco. They both feature an enemy agent invading an English intelligence facility utilizing exploding milk bottles. They also both feature a dummy stand with a coat and hat as a camouflage trick. Further, this film utilized a restaurant table tape-recording ruse seventeen years before it was seen in the James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only (1981).
Oh, Vienna! Lovely! I've always wanted to see Vienna before I die.
The Chief: With a bit of luck, you'll do both.
When they are trying to escape the S.T.E.N.C.H HQ, Kenneth Williams drops one of the two spools of tape. The scene cuts away for a few seconds and when it shows them again, all of the tape has been collected up and both spools are back in his hands.
A scene - apparently now lost - shows Agent Bind stopping to feed money into a fruit machine as the other recruits are escaping the fun house. It would seem that all existing prints of "Spying" now fade out just before this occurs but there is anecdotal evidence suggesting that this full version had been shown on British TV at least once during the 70s.
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