Agente 077 dall'Oriente con Furore (1965, ITA/FRA/SPA) C-102m. SCOPE ** D: Sergio Grieco. Starring Ken Clark, Margaret Lee, Philippe Hersent, Fabienne Dali, Fernando Sancho, Franco Ressel, Calisto Calisti. Early James Bond rip-off, as serious, but generally a far cry from teh originals. Clark lacks the charisma of Sean Connery to make his secret agent role work. Here, he has to find abducted scientist Hersent, who has invented a dangerous ray gun. Leisurely paced, low-budget, most of the action is in brawls. Followed the same year by AGENTE 077: MISSIONE BLOODY MARY. Also known as AGENT 077 OPERATION ISTANBUL, FURY IN THE ORIENT, and FROM THE ORIENT WITH FURY(!).

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