Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die / Se tutte le donne del mondo (1966)

4.5 out of 5

A comedic, easy-to-watch spy-fi that despite its lurid title is still the fun, lighthearted Eurospy it’s expected to be with a slightly bigger budget than most of its brethren thanks to some generous funding by producer Dino De Laurentiis.

The studio interiors and set pieces are a remarkable lot, with a women preservation factory devised by the main villain, played by Raf Vallone, being a key highlight. Also worth mentioning is an impressive chase filmed atop the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro that involves a vertigo-inducing helicopter-escape stunt performed by lead actor Mike Connors.

Connors and Dorothy Provine play an appealing pair of agents with exceptional acting and are flanked by an amusing chauffeur, played with deadpan perfection by Terry-Thomas, whose Rolls-Royce is souped-up with some of the best tricks and spy gadgetry no fan should go without seeing.

Maurizio Merli header graphic courtesy of Paddy O'Neill of Foxyfide Graphics