Coplan Saves His Skin / Coplan sauve sa peau (1968)

3.5 out of 5

By succeeding at crafting its own distinguishable spy film in a crowded and saturated genre, Coplan Saves His Skin not only becomes recommendable to spy film fans in general, but it may also appeal to genre fans that may have a distaste for spy films. This is because it does some things a bit differently, like eliminating the usual witty, suave characteristics of the lead agent and replacing them with something darker, meaner, and more human in Agent Francis Coplan, played by Claudio Brook in this addition to the Coplan series.

Since she plays two significant roles and scintillates in an exotic night club dance scene, the film will also easily be of interest to admirers of the number-one, definitive, Eurospy girl, Margaret Lee. It's criminal that Lee never got to be a real Bond girl; though she sure is something special for Eurospy fans.

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