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Old 17-06-2015, 12:44 PM   #749
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Arrow Deadlier Than the Male

Suzanna Leigh..
The title is a reference to the 1911 Rudyard Kipling poem "The Female of the Species," which includes the line, "The female of the species must be deadlier than the male", and also refers to Sapper's earlier Drummond book The Female of the Species.. Filmed in Technicolor and Techniscope, portions of the film were shot in Lerici, La Spezia, Liguria, Italy.. It is known as the place where the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley drowned..La Spezia is a point of departure for the Cinque Terre, either by train or boat.. The boat also serves Lerici and Portovenere before turning into the open sea toward the Cinque Terre..Most of the families in the 5 villages made money by catching the fish and selling them in the small port villages..

The villages of the Cinque Terre were severely affected by torrential rains which caused floods and mudslides on October 25, 2011. Nine people were confirmed killed by the floods, and damage to the villages, particularly Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare, was extensive..One of the main sights of Lerici is its castle which since its first founding in 1152 was used to help control the entrance of the Gulf of La Spezia. Today the castle contains a museum of palaeontology..

When a top oil executive dies mysteriously aboard his private jet, the company's board suspects foul play and hires Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond to investigate.. Attempts on his own life lead him to believe two lovely females are "hit men" for an international crime syndicate..While playing chess against Petersen with giant motorized pieces, Drummond attempts to escape from Petersen's castle..The producers battled the British Board of Film Censors who strongly objected to the film's use of women assassins, torture and promiscuity, earning the film an X rating... rather comical isn't it?..What is?. I mean the whole thing.. The girls, the castle, Fu Manchu over there..Oh, do you like my lipstick, darling?. It's a special brand...

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