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Cartes sur table (1966)

A mad scientist uses his army of mechanical monsters to control people who have Type O blood.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as J. Franco, Jesus Franco)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (original screenplay) (as J. Franco), Jean-Claude Carrière (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eddie Constantine ... Al Pereira
Françoise Brion ... Lady Cecilia Addington Courtney
Fernando Rey ... Sir Percy
Mara Laso ... Girl from Lisbon (as Mara Lasso)
Dina Loy Dina Loy ... Automat
Aida Power Aida Power ... Automat (as Aida Powers)
Lemmy Constantine Lemmy Constantine ... X-3
Alfredo Mayo ... Baxter
Marcelo Arroita-Jáuregui Marcelo Arroita-Jáuregui ... Olsen (as Marcelo Arroita)
Vicente Roca Vicente Roca ... Lee Wee
Ricardo Palacios ... Hermes
Ramón Centenero Ramón Centenero ... Oscar Hawkie
Antonio Padilla Antonio Padilla ... Monsieur 8
Gene Reyes Gene Reyes ... Chang-Howe
Sophie Hardy ... Cynthia Lewis
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A mad scientist uses his army of mechanical monsters to control people who have Type O blood.

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

France | Spain

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 April 1966 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Attack of the Robots See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

When Al Pereira gets off the bus upon his arrival in Alicante, an audio report in Spanish, likely on radio, is advertising the Alicante release of the movie 'Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965)' mentioning it's "by Jean-Luc Godard, the director of 'À bout de souffle (1960)' and that it stars Eddie Constantine and Anna Karina. Since Constantine is also the star of this film, this breaks the fourth wall. See more »

Goofs

The movie starts with an Ambassador being gunned down in Argentina and then a cardinal in Holland... but when a robot is arrested immediately after that, one detective tells another that Interpol reports that a cardinal was gunned down in Argentina and an ambassador in Holland.... reversing the order.... hardly the sign of a good detective.... See more »

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References Breathless (1960) See more »

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Pure Eurospy Fun
6 December 2013 | by archie_stantonSee all my reviews

This movie is pure fun. The English dub is great. Eddie Constantine is a joy to watch on screen. The plot is interesting; mad scientist, using robots, and messing with blood types, you know standard spy stuff. But the movie's charm lies in Constantine as Al, as well as the various characters he encounters along the way. More enjoyable than it's sequel "Residence for Spies"/"Boarding School for Spies" - I really wish he had reprised this role for more movies.

Unlike later Franco, there is nothing objectionable here, PG by today's standards. Suitable for kids.

Interesting side note - it was actually filmed in color; although only B/W prints have surfaced on home media.


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