Saturday, December 3, 2016

LE SPIE UCCIDONO A BEIRUT - Carlo Savina - "Secret Agent Fireball" (1965)

In my opinion, nothing quite says the holidays like a damn good spy movie, and tonight's Saturday Night Special is just that, a movie about a spy who doesn't even have a number!!
In English, it's called "Secret Agent Fireball," and why the Hell not, because that pretty much tells the whole story in three words, and that makes my job real easy!!!

The Music in "Le Spie Uccidono A Beirut" is pretty much a swingin' affair from start to finish, with lots of stops for snacks in between! It was composed by the maestro extraordinaire Carlo Savina, who is also responsible for the music in such classics as "Assignment: Outer Space," "War Gods Of Babylon," "The Unnaturals," "Fangs Of The Living Dead," "Mr. Superinvisible," and "Night Of The Damned," etc. etc.!
And just in case you don't believe me, here's the music from the opening credits for your enjoyment!
Consider it an early X-Mas present!

Richard (Kronos, Fantabulous Inc) Harrison is Bob Fleming, aka "Secret Agent Fireball," and he's always working overtime!

I have a hatred of scenes with big curtains in the background that turn any room anywhere into a fancy office! It's just a personal peeve of mine!

"Secret Agent Fireball" is an action packed film with lots of one handed Judo chops that take out a guy in one serving!

This is what a tattoo shop looked like in 1965!

Besides action, "Secret Agent Fireball" has lot of other entertaining features like this on stage cat fight!

The posh crowd in the club goes wild!!

This club has another interesting feature! There's a phone on each table so each patron can just make random calls and talk anonymously or flirt with another table! You know it was all the rage!

Cool VW bus ambulance!

 I just donated a couple of bucks to Wikipedia to keep their doors open, and so should you so you can have easy access to information like the fact that this is the Amphicar Model 770  marketed in the United States from 1961-1967. The Amphicar offered only modest performance compared to most contemporary boats or cars, featured navigation lights and flag as mandated by Coast Guard — and after operation in water, required greasing at 13 points, one of which required removal of the rear seat. 
Cool but not too convenient!

These guys thought they were pretty neat monitoring a hidden microphone in Agent Fireball's Hotel room until he yelled into the microphone!

More entertainment!

And time for even more entertainment, but this time with a local flavor!

Insult the locals, and you're liable to find yourself in an uncool knife fight duel!

Black cars are rare these days, I wonder what happened! This black '57 Ford sure looks awesome!

Ending action movies is a bitch! They all try to come up with something super spectacular, and they usually go on for way to long! So hijacking a helicopter full of whiskey...........

.......And throwing said bottles at the escaping evildoers, and then shooting the spilled whiskey, causing it to spark and explode is not out of the question!

You can thank Cult Action for this one!!


Grant said...

To me, this is nearly the most underrated Euro-spy movie of all (and I like plenty of them). Nearly the only thing missing is a "Bond / Bond Girl" type romantic scene between Richard Harrison and Wandisa Guida, which is a shame, since they have great "chemistry" together in one scene (and in one other spy movie).
At the other extreme, you get to see him do a real number on her in the showdown scene (she's the one in that next-to-last photo above)!

EEGAH!! said...

I agree Grant! It's not a bad movie!

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