The Spy Catcher (1960)

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(1964) Frederick OBrady, Colette Duval. Spies plots to steal the invention of an atomic scientist. Interesting spy stuff. This is an incredibly obscure picture whose origins are clouded in a bit of mystery. From 16mm.


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11 November 2002 | vjetorix
Cramped, but has some style
Spy films are typically known for their exotic locations but the bulk of this film's short running time is spent inside a house. A cramped house. This (obviously) low budget entry does have a couple of things going for it however. The lone bright spot in the acting department is this early role for Michel Lemoine, he of the glowing eyes you would most probably recognize from Antonio Margheriti's Wild, Wild Planet (65).

Other than Lemoine's limited role, there are two main reasons for sticking with the film. One is the score; a mixture of experimental free jazz and traditional jazz that is fun and interesting entertainment for the ears while there isn't much for the eyes to feast upon. The other is the last fifteen minutes that contain a car chase through the Parisian night and subway fisticuffs. Photographed in the film noir tradition, these sequences take on an almost expressionistic look while the free jazz adds another level of tension to the goings on.

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10 August 1960



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