This 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.
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