Modesty Blaise

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Modesty Blaise ★★½ 1966

Adaptation of Peter O'Donnell's comic strip finds his tough British babe spy embodied by Italian beauty Vitti, aided by her right-hand man Willie Garvin (Stamp). The secret agent is watching out for a diamond shipment, which is the target of her archrival Gabriel (Bogarde). Very campy and ‘60s poparty, with everyone having fun and not taking any situation seriously. O'Donnell retired himself and Modesty in 2001. 118m/C VHS, DVD . GB Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde, Harry Andrews, Michael Craig, Clive Revill, Alexander Knox, Rossella Falk; D: Joseph Losey; W: Evan Jones; C: Jack Hildyard; M: John Dankworth.