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Hammerhead (1968)

hammerhead4This late-1960s spy adventure marked the only screen appearance for James Mayo’s literary creation Charles Hood, a British art connoisseur with a taste for high living, sex and violence.

As played by American Vince Edwards, he’s a mostly bland hero, with a greatly reduced libido, little aptitude for espionage and a regrettable taste for instant coffee and casual, short-sleeved shirts.

The story takes him from London to Portugal, where he investigates the activities of the mysterious Mr Hammerhead (Richard Vaughn, who played Grouty in TV’s Porridge).

But what possible interest an avid porn collector would have with the location of secret missile sites is anyone’s guess.

It’s left to Judy Geeson to inject some pep into proceedings as a kooky party girl from the Chelsea set, and her outrageous double-entendre exchange with Edwards while the pair are tied up in a coffin is the bawdy highlight of an otherwise mediocre 007 cash-in.

Charles Hood
Vince Edwards
Sue Trenton

Judy Geeson
Hammerhead

Peter Vaughan
Kit

Diana Dors
Andreas / Sir Richard

Michael Bates
Ivory

Beverly Adams
Condor

Patrick Cargill
Huntzinger

Patrick Holt
Walter Perrin

William Mervyn 
Pietro Vendriani

Douglas Wilmer 
Miss Hull

Tracy Reed
Lady Calvert

Kathleen Byron 
Tookey Tate

Jack Woolgar 
Count Ortega

Joseph Fürst 
George

David Prowse
Brian

Earl Younger
Marcel

Romo Gorrara
Roselle

Maggie Wright
Ulla

Veronica Carlson 
Frieda

Penny Brahms
Kiki

Sarah Hardenburg
Joa

Otto Diamant 
Police Sergeant

Windsor Davies
Motorcyclist

Kenneth Cope

Director
David Miller

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