Cinema: Can You Break a Cheery Spy?

The Liquidator. Overproduction is the No. 1 problem of the James Bondustry. In 1966, moviegoers have been offered no less than 22 examples of secret-agentertainment. The Liquidator, like Our Man Flint, attempts to make money on the formula by making fun of it. This time, unfortunately, the fun is less noticeable than the formula.

The focus of the fun is a hero (Rod Taylor) who is trained to be an 007 but turns out to be an 0. Assigned by The Chief (Trevor Howard) to assassinate an enemy agent, Taylor discovers that he is just too nice a guy to do such...

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