Steve Martin
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"Every Crime Shapes Up Different...Every Clue Has Twists and Curves!"
-- the film's tagline

Well, excuuuussssseeee me!

In this 1964 cheapo action flick from West Germany, Lex "Tarzan" Barker plays STEVE MARTIN, a globetrotting American private eye (a "very special agent with a taste for danger and a code that means He Can Go All The Way!") who's hired by an aging millionaire to investigate the murder of his butler. The trail leads to South Africa where the detective tangles with a gang of Nazis who aren't quite convinced the war is over.

Nothing special here, except for the relatively decent use of the South African setting, particularly in and around Cape Town (the diector of photography was Nicholas Roeg) and that it may be worth seeing just to catch Ronald Fraser playing -- I kid you not -- Inspector Dickie Lean.

FILMS

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    (1964, Columbia Pictures)
    Screenplay
    by Peter Yeldham
    Based on a story by Harry Alan Towers (as Peter Welbeck
    Directed by:
    Robert Lynn
    Director of photography: Nicholas Roeg
    Produced by
    Skip Steloff, Harry Alan TowersStarring Lex Barker as STEVE MARTIN
    Also starring Ronald Fraser, Ann Smyrnermore, Véronique Vendell, Walter Rilla, Dietmar Schönherr, Percy Sieff, Gustel Gundelach, Gert Van den Bergh, Howard Davis

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.



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