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Where The Spies Are (1965)

One of the many dozens of James Bond send-ups and rip-offs, this spoofy affair is distinguished by a typically suave and disarming performance from David Niven, who in 1967 played Bond himself in Casino Royale.

Niven plays country doctor Jason Love, cajoled into joining MI6 and sent to the Middle East to defend Britain’s vital oil interests, where he uncovers a plot to assassinate a Middle Eastern prince.

The usual scrapes, escapes, explosions, lethal gadgets and bedroom seductions ensue, all treated in a rather obvious satirical style by co-writer/director Val Guest.

John Le Mesurier, as the head of MI6, does a lovely turn at mimicking and mocking Bernard Lee.

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Dr Jason Love
David Niven
Vikki
Françoise Dorléac
Col Douglas MacGillivray
John Le Mesurier
Peter Rosser
Cyril Cusack
Parkington
Nigel Davenport
Farouk
Eric Pohlmann
Josef
Richard Marner
Simmias
Paul Stassino
Jackson
Noel Harrison
Lecturer
Geoffrey Bayldon

Director
Val Guest