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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


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

Quadrant: Bodelaire, I leave you with this one thought in mind: you pre-decease a very important person.


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


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.


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Apparently, star Rod Taylor insisted he play his character Boysie Oakes with an American accent as this was where he was at (an American box-office star) at that time in his film career.
MGM originally planned a series of Boysie Oakes spy pictures but this fell through.
Composer Lalo Schifrin intentionally composed the score so it would not emulate John Barry's style from the James Bond franchise.
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