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Subj: Eurospy review #2: Cape town affair (1967)
Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 at 11:36:17 am EDT (Viewed 93 times)

I decided to give Peplum a rest and try some 1960s Eurospy. I tried a few but they are generally really cheesy and forgetable. I mean I consider James Bond cheesy so these are even worse. My tolerance can vary.

I finally settled on this one, which is a bit more filmnoir than Eurospy, but it involves microfilm being smuggled by south african communists that gets pickpocketed. It tries to give a slight picture of south african underworld.

Its pretty poorly acted, with South african, british and american actors all using their actual accents. Hearing the main underworld grandmother speaking like a 1930s gangland moll doesnt really work. But 1960s Jaqueline Bisset is fun to look at.

Mostly, I just watched to get a picture of capetown in the 1960s, where its rare to see a black face, even on the public transport. One character is named Mohammed the fence. It does give some nice street shots of capetown, but yeah, its pretty bad.

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