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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

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


Iris MacIntosh: The mysterious Mr. Oakes. Codename 'L'. The Colonel keeps your file in the 'secret' Secret Draw.


'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

First ever filmed adaptation of a John Gardner novel. The second and final one to date would be The Stone Killer starring Charles Bronson.
This movie co-stars 'Jill St John' as spy chief Mostyn's secretary Iris MacIntosh. St John would go on to play a Bond Girl called Tiffany Case in Diamonds Are Forever.
According to the 2003 book 'Conversations with Jack Cardiff' by Justin Bowyer and Jack Cardiff, a legal dispute delayed the film's originally intended November 1965 release for about a year, and was not released until late 1966.
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