Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Some Girls Do (1969)

Some Girls Do is a 1969 British spy spoof, and it has all the ingredients you’d expect in such films – a moderate amount of action, lots of beautiful girls, exotic locations, gadgets, and a plot that is inconsequential, convoluted but reasonably entertaining. In this case the spy is Bulldog Drummond, although this version of the character is rather different from the 1930s original. He’s mutated into a kind of cut-rate James Bond. The plot revolves around a gang of glamorous female spies who are trying to sabotage a new supersonic airliner. Robert Morley steals the film as Miss Mary, head of a cookery school, whose involvement with the plot is obscure but he’s so entertaining it scarcely matters. Sydne Rome is breathless and enthusiastic as a blonde female spy who changes sides fairly regularly. Richard Johnson makes an adequate hero. The sets are great, there’s a reasonable quota of action and it never gets boring. And you get glamorous girl robots. It’s very lightweight, but it has a nice 60s vibe to it, so if you like that sort of thing it’s recommended.


Danielle said...

I just found the Bulldog Drummond collection of stories at the used bookstore. What a coincidence.

dfordoom said...

I haven't read any of the stories unfortunately. I also haven't seen any of the earlier movie versions, from the 1930s, but I'm keeping a lookout for them now.