Lucky, El Intrepido (1967)

Genres - Comedy, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Spy Comedy  |   Countries - Italy, Spain  |  
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This breezy spy comedy from cult director Jesus Franco is among his most enjoyable films. Ray Danton stars as secret agent Lucky, hired by a powerful corporation to locate a counterfeiting operation. Crafty mad scientist Gold Glasses (Marcelo Arroita Jauregui) and a series of femme fatales -- one of whom turns out to be a former S.S. officer in drag -- stand in Lucky's way as he and sidekick Michael (Dante Posani) travel to Rome, Albania, and the Caribbean to solve the case. The 1960s pop-art style (including comic-book art and word balloons) and slapstick humor leads to an appropriately silly conclusion which left the doorway open for an unmade sequel. Danton is amusing as the bumbling lead, and the cast includes a bevy of beautiful women. Franco makes a cameo appearance, and Bruno Nicolai's soundtrack is a treat.

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agent [representative], business, counterfeit, espionage, mad-scientist