Tag Archives: 1963

OSS 117 is Unleashed

Kerwin Matthews has the hair for the role of OSS 117, but he lacks the cool. There’s no swagger, no menace. The clothes don’t look as cool on him as they do on Sean Connery. He is underwhelming in a genre which demands a lot more. As a result, OSS 117 is Unleashed doesn’t feel very unleashed., but I guess you can’t lure them in with OSS 117 is Sufficient.

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The Girl Who Knew Too Much

The opening shot of Mario Bava’s The Girl Who Knew Too Much encapsulates the the age of the jet set, as does the introduction of stylish but naive American Nora Davis, who is being pestered by her Lothario seat-mate while she is trying to read a giallo novel. It’s a bit like Roman Holiday…if Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn got caught up in a murder mystery.

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