THE 2ND BEST SECRET AGENT
IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD
(aka Licensed to Kill, Second Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World )
DIRECTOR: Lindsay Shonteff
STARS: Tom Adams, Karel Stepanek, Peter Bull, John Arnatt, Judy Huxtable, Francis De Wolff
SYNOPSIS: Super rare James Bond imitation. Except for the occasional tongue-in-cheek wink this is a pretty straightforward spy action film. Coming out in the middle of the 60's spy craze this film features a very capable Tom Adams as agent Charles Vine (or Double 00) assigned to protect a Swedish scientist and his gravity device from the Russians. As some gun fans have pointed out he favors a Mauser 696 broomhandle pistol as his trusty weapon. The unmistakable UK location footage gives it an "Avengers" feel at times. Some very enjoyable actions scene that belie the film's low budget. At one point Vine even fights an Asian crossdresser (see clip below). Sammy Davis Jr sings the theme song. Two sequels followed. aka "Second Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World"
*For more see: The Golden Lady, Color Me Dead, Spy with a Cold Nose, The Harem Bunch, Killing Game and End of Agent W4C
Fullscreen / Color
Region Free NTSC dvd-R
RED dvd case (above image is the front cover art)
NOTE: The below clips are Low Resolution quality for YouTube
Charles Vine vs Crossdresser
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