What the hell is that last one???
It’s a French spy spoof (Bernard Lee in it as well) , similar to Kid Brother as they both play M/Moneypenny characters, partly filmed in Hong Kong. I’ve never seen it. Mickey Rooney and Clifton James also appear. Western title was From Hong Kong With Love. Now we need a You Tube link 😁
Although Joseph Wiseman tended to stick to Broadway in his career he did turn up in quite a few movies as well…I haven’t seen Jaguar Lives, it looks interesting as Christopher Lee and Donald Pleasence star in it as well. I wonder if they talked about Bond villains off-set?
Robert Shaw’s Red Grant is arguably Bond’s greatest henchman opponent (vying with Oddjob) and he went on to star in many great movies…
I find it interesting how many times Shaw got caught up in the diagonal billing system. "Jaws" is obviously the most famous of his. It's often said that this was invented for "The Towering Inferno"
but it had been around for much longer than that-
I think McQueen and Newman also insisted that they had exactly the same amount of screen time and words spoken, as well. Towering Inferno was the best of the ‘disaster’ movie phase of that period.
Bond’s greatest ally, Kerim Bey, played by Pedro Armendariz, was also in these movies…
His son was also in LTK and these movies…note the John Wayne connection…
Gert Frobe was magnificent as Bond’s greatest villain and he followed it up by appearing in a host of international productions…And Then There Were None teams him up with TB villain, Largo.
Pete Walker directed some of the best British exploitation movies of the 70’s. Just as he relatively hit the big time in directing House Of The Long Shadows starring a quartet of famous horror names - Price, Lee, Cushing and Carradine - he gave it up to restore old cinemas.