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Modesty Blaise is a British film of genre Thriller directed by Joseph Losey released in USA on 10 june 1966 with Monica Vitti

Modesty Blaise (1966)

Modesty Blaise
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Released in USA 10 june 1966
Length 2h1
Directed by
Genres Thriller,    Comedy,    Fantasy,    Action,    Spy
Rating51% 2.554272.554272.554272.554272.55427

Modesty Blaise is a comedic spy-fi film produced in the United Kingdom and released worldwide in 1966. It was loosely based upon the popular comic strip Modesty Blaise by Peter O'Donnell, who wrote the original story and scenario upon which Evan Jones based his screenplay. The film was directed by Joseph Losey with music composed by Johnny Dankworth and the theme song, Modesty, sung by David and Jonathan. Modesty Blaise stars Italian actress Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde, Harry Andrews, Michael Craig and Clive Revill.

Synopsis

British Secret Service chief Sir Gerald Tarrant (Harry Andrews) recruits spy Modesty Blaise (Monica Vitti) to protect a shipment of diamonds to a Middle Eastern sheik, Abu Tahir (Clive Revill). The shipment has also attracted Gabriel (Dirk Bogarde), the head of a diamond theft ring that includes his henchman McWhirter (Clive Revill) and Mrs. Fothergill (Rossella Falk). Modesty thinks that Gabriel, who maintains a compound in the Mediterranean, has died, but he reveals himself to her.

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