| Action, Adventure, Comedy
A spy spoof in the 1960s tradition, featuring the comic book heroine Modesty Blaise (Monica Vitti) set in the Italian Mediterranean.
The closing song, "We Should've", was released commercially by John Dankworth's wife Cleo Laine, and Ray Ellington.
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
I don't know how much you know about Arab etiquette, but the thing that must be avoided above all is familiarity. These chaps are as proud as Lucifer, and a woman among Muslims must be particularly careful.
Modesty's body double in the knife fight scene between her, Willy and the two villains is obviously much bulkier and taller than she is.
Although previously passed uncut for cinema and video the 2010 UK DVD was raised to a 12 certificate and cut by 2 secs to remove a horsefall.
English, French, Italian, Arabic, German, Dutch