Espionage in Tangiers (1963)

Genres - Action, Spy Film  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Secret Agent 077 (read that carefully!) is back on the scene when a high-tech weapon goes missing in this spy thriller. Professor Graff (Alfonso Rojas) is a scientist working with the International Atomic Energy Agency when he comes up with a powerful innovation in defense technology -- a molecular disintegration ray that can make objects instantly disappear. The works for Graff's disintegration ray are contained in a small metallic plate, and not long after he demonstrates the weapon for the first time, it's stolen by a team of masked martial arts experts. Globetrotting super spy Mike Murphy (played by Luis Dávila, and named Marc Mato in the Spanish language prints) is called in to find the plate before it can fall into the wrong hands, and when he's not busy romancing beautiful women, Murphy tracks the valuable gizmo to Rigo Orie (Alberto Dalbes), a suave thief with no scruples and an appetite for money and danger. However, things become complicated when several buyers begin vying for the deadly ray, and Mike has to find out not only who has the plate, but who is willing to pay the price for its power. An Italian and Spanish co-production helmed by a Greek director, Espionage In Tangiers (ala Marc Mato, Agente S. 077) features a brief appearance from George Lazenby; it was Lazenby's film debut, four years before he would play the ultimate super-spy, James Bond, in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

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agent [representative], espionage, power, secret-plan, weapons