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The Liquidator (1965) was a Action - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Jack Cardiff and produced by Jon Penington and Harry Fine.

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The Liquidator: "Life is not all sex and sun lamps"

By Rick29 on Mar 8, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

One of the first spy spoofs in the wake of Goldfinger (1964), The Liquidator stars Rod Taylor as Boysie Oakes, a reluctant secret agent--or assassin, to be more precise. Boysie enjoys the swinging bachelor pad, the expensive sports car, and the ladies that come with the job. He just doesn't like the... Read full article


The Liquidator: "Life is not all sex and sun lamps"

By Rick29 on Mar 8, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

One of the first spy spoofs in the wake of Goldfinger (1964), The Liquidator stars Rod Taylor as Boysie Oakes, a reluctant secret agent--or assassin, to be more precise. Boysie enjoys the swinging bachelor pad, the expensive sports car, and the ladies that come with the job. He just doesn't like the... Read full article


The Liquidator (1965)

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Rod Taylor could have played James Bond. In the documentary Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches, Taylor recalled meeting with Bond series producer Albert "Cubby Broccoli. When the part was offered to Taylor he responded saying, "Cubby it'll never work. That's TV. It'll never work on the big screen." Boy ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Bodelaire Sheriek: Yes, What do you want?
Chekhov: Bodelaire, I'm Chekhov.
Bodelaire Sheriek: Huh?
Chekhov: If only we could sell the house and go back to Moscow.
Bodelaire Sheriek: What are you talk... oh yes, yes of course, the password. Uhm, just a minute ehm... ah... life is just a bowl of cherry orchards? No?
Chekhov: No.
Bodelaire Sheriek: Oh! well, of course: but first we must cut down the orchards.
Chekhov: Hmm.


'Boysie' Oakes: [piloting an airplane] Just get me out of here, I'm scared sick!
Flying Instructor: Were all scared... from time to time.


'Boysie' Oakes: What a marvelous coincidence. Going my way?
Iris MacIntosh: Which way?
'Boysie' Oakes: Eh, my place for coffee. Well, we have nothing to do.
Iris MacIntosh: The invitation is just resistable tonight.
'Boysie' Oakes: But we may not have another night.
Iris MacIntosh: That's up to you, is'nt it, Boysie. Taxi!


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Facts about

Trevor Howard's spy chief character Mostyn evoked his equivalent character 'M' in the James Bond movie franchise due to Mostyn having the same first 'M' letter in his name.
This was the first big spy movie of the 1960s to cast an Australian as its lead secret agent. The movie actually predates the James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service starring Australian George Lazenby by about four years.
Based on the first of the 'Boysie Oakes' novels by John Gardner, published in 1964. There were seven more: Understrike (1965), Amber Nine (1966), Madrigal (1968) Founder Member (1969), The Airline Pirates (1970), Traitor's Exit (1970) and Killer for a Song (1975). After that Gardner took over writing the James Bond series from the late Ian Fleming.
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