Novelist Jean De Bruce's "Bondish" secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bruce--alias O.S.S. 117--is portrayed by John Gavin in O.S.S. 117: Double Agent. De la Bruce disguises himself as a bank robber in order to get the goods on an international criminal organization. He learns that the criminals plan to spark a World crisis by killing an influential diplomat. Like his role model James Bond, O.S.S. 117 finds time to romance a beautiful girl, in this instance Margaret Lee. The "O.S.S. 117" series did well in Europe but failed to catch on in the US, perhaps because the leading role was played by a different actor in virtually every episode. The original French title for this film was Pas De Roses Pour O.S.S. 117.
by Hal Erickson synopsis