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The Blonde from Peking (1967)

La blonde de Pékin (original title)
An amnesic young woman is found fainting on a bench. A tattoo identifies her as Erica Olsen, ex-companion of a Chinese scientist who holds atomic secrets.

Director:

Nicolas Gessner

Writers:

Marc Behm (adapted by), James Hadley Chase (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Brook ... Marc Garland
Mireille Darc ... Christine Olsen
Françoise Brion ... Erica Olsen
Jean-Jacques Delbo Jean-Jacques Delbo ... Monsieur Olsen
Edward G. Robinson ... Douglas - le chef de la C.I.A.
Giorgia Moll ... L'infirmière Peggy (as Georgia Moll)
Pascale Roberts ... Monica Davis
Yves Elliot Yves Elliot ... Jackson
Carl Studer Carl Studer ... Le capitaine Hardy (as Karl Studer)
Hellmut Lange ... Malik
Werner Schwier Werner Schwier ... Smernoff
Anne-Marie Blanc ... Merna
Mario Hindermann Mario Hindermann ... Kordak
Evelyne Greter Evelyne Greter ... Elsa
Valéry Inkijinoff ... Fang Ho Kung (as Inkijinoff)
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An amnesic young woman is found fainting on a bench. A tattoo identifies her as Erica Olsen, ex-companion of a Chinese scientist who holds atomic secrets.

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Country:

France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 August 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Westrex)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 49702 delivered on 12-8-1967. See more »

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Malik
Written and Performed by François de Roubaix And Orchestra
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PEKING BLONDE (Nicolas Gessner, 1967) **
8 March 2007 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

This dreary Cold War adventure with tongue-in-cheek results in a misfire, despite interesting credentials: novel author James Hadley Chase (I hadn't quite realized just how many of his work has been adapted for the screen, particularly from the 50s through the 70s, albeit mostly French-made programmers…such as this one), screenwriter Marc Behm (The Beatles' HELP! [1965]), director Gessner (THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE [1976]), composer Francois de Roubaix (LE SAMOURAI [1967], DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS [1971]), cast (a couple of lovely Godard alumni – Mireille Darc and Giorgia Moll, Bunuel regular Claudio Brook – here making an unsuitable leading man – and, of course, Edward G. Robinson – who's wasted). While occasionally sexy and featuring colorful locations, it's neither very thrilling nor very funny – though being, mercifully, short enough to be palatable.

The only other film of Gessner's that I've watched is the similarly international though superior 12+1 (1969) – based on the same source material as Mel Brooks' THE TWELVE CHAIRS (1970) and for which an equally eclectic cast had been assembled, including Sharon Tate (in her last role) and Orson Welles.


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