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ELKE SOMMER IS 'DEADLIER THAN THE MALE' W/ VIRGINIA NORTH

Virginia North in DEADLIER THAN THE MALE Year: 1967
With the same peacock strutting trumpet and the stealthily baritone guitar, DEADLIER THAN THE MALE is a James Bond clone during the end of Sean Connery's reign as lookalike Richard Johnson plays a pulp hero even older than Ian Fleming's spy, and his Bulldog Drummond's out to find the button-pushing villain behind two gorgeous female assassins who make the title make sense...

And these starlets make the movie, and needed much more screentime since the first act provides killer potential as Elke Sommer and Sylvia Koscina go on a body count spree before vanishing for a while, leaving things to Drummond's investigation as he too-quickly finds the evil mastermind living in the usual fortress-palace with even more lethal dames but, at this point, they don't do much but explain their prior action-packed actions...

Virginia North as Brenda in Deadlier Than The Male SCORES: ***
Earlier on, Virginia North, as Drummond's young nephew's young would-be girlfriend, with a penchant for his titular, handsome uncle, really stands out...

She's now most recognizable for her last movie as this was her first following a modelling career — forever known as Vincent Price's gorgeous and mysteriously mute moll in THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, Vulnavia...

And speaking of the James Bond franchise: in a few years North would appear opposite one-time 007 George Lazenby in ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE as Olympe (as well as playing another character in the DEADLIER THAN THE MALE sequel, SOME GIRLS DO): notice her names are often as exotic as she is? But she's only a Brenda here (although that is a royal nickname), and who knows: Had she been added to the three dames (including sexy brunette Kitty Swan), this might be more a cult classic instead of a hidden diamond in some pretty rough/violent yet only semi-entertaining spy exploitation.
Elke Sommer and Richard Johnson in DEADLIER THAN THE MALE
Elke Sommer and Richard Johnson in DEADLIER THAN THE MALE
Elke Sommer in DEADLIER THAN THE MALE

ELKE SOMMER IN Deadlier than the Male
Virginia North in Deadlier Than The Male
Virginia North in Deadlier Than The Male with Steve Carlson
Virginia North in Deadlier Than The Male
Richard Johnson and Virginia North in Deadlier Than The Male with Steve Carlson
Richard Johnson and Virginia North in Deadlier Than The Male
Sylva Koscina in DEADLIER THAN THE MALE
Elke Sommer Sylva Koscina in DEADLIER THAN THE MALE w/ Leonard Rossiter
Virginia North in Deadlier Than The Male with Steve Carlson
Virginia North in Deadlier Than The Male
Virginia North and Richard Johnson in Deadlier Than The Male
A silky furred Elke Sommer in DEADLIER THAN THE MALE
Opening credit sequence for Deadlier than the Male
Elke Sommers looks upward in Deadlier than the Male
Elke Sommer and Sylvia Koscina in DEADLIER THAN THE MALE
Elke Sommer and Sylvia Koscina in DEADLIER THAN THE MALE\
Elke Sommer up to dirty espionage in DEADLIER THAN THE MALE
End capture of DEADLIER THAN THE MALE
Sylvia Koscina and Kitty Swan in DEADLIER THAN THE MALE
Elke Sommer and Sylvia Koscina in DEADLIER THAN THE MALE
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