Monday, September 11, 2006

You'll Dig Dagger

Another would-be spy franchise made in the wake of James Bond and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., this surprisingly sick espionage tale from 1967 was the third film for wonderfully insane director Richard Rush, who went on to Psych-Out, Freebie and the Bean, The Stunt Man, and of course, Color of Night. The story follows a wheelchair-bound megalomaniac's plans to revive the Third Reich, funded by his human-meat-packing business. The score is the only one ever credited to songwriter/TV personality Steve Allen, complete with a shameless faux-007 theme song crooned by Maureen Arthur; however, judging from the sound of the music, it's likely the credited "arranger," the great and underrated Ronald Stein (The Haunted Palace, Demenia-13), had more than the usual hand in the final product.

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5 Comments:

Blogger elsebasto said...

bravo! great post,another one...gracias.

1:51 PM  
Blogger ScoreBaby said...

You beat me to it. :-) Good selection.

4:09 PM  
Blogger ISBUM said...

Steve Allen? Who woulda' thought!

Better get this one quick folks, it seems ready-made for a Harkit re-issue. Thank you 7!

6:35 PM  
Blogger fauxteur said...

i picked this one up a few days ago as well
guess i dont need to bother ripping it anymore...

8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i try to the download
This file has been deleted.
Reason: No download for a longer period. Inactivity-timeout exceeded.say refresh to the link please

7:57 AM  

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