- Director: Joseph Losey
- Writer: Stanley Dubens; Jim Holdaway
- Producer: Michael Birkett; Stanley Dubens
Dreadful theme song...
Faux Scottish accents that will offend every ear on the planet.
Monica Vitti...the epitome of bad casting.
Dirk Bogarde playing a gay villain...what were you thinking?!?
Terence Stamp...a squeaky-voiced cockney...what were you thinking?!?
Losey has made some damn fine films and some abominable tripe - Modesty Blaise is gut-wrenching tripe.
Modesty Blaise (Monica Vitti), a secret agent whose hair color, hair style, and mod clothing change at a snap of her fingers, is being used by the British government as a decoy in an effort to thwart a diamond heist. She is being set-up by the feds, but is wise to the plot, and calls in sidekick Willie Garvin (Terence Stamp) and a few other friends to outsmart them. Meanwhile, at his island hideaway, Gabriel (Sir Dirk Bogarde), the diamond thief, has his own plans for Blaise and Garvin.
Cast & Characters
Monica Vitti as Modesty Blaise;
Terence Stamp as Willie Garvin;
Dirk Bogarde as Gabriel;
Harry Andrews as Sir Gerald Tarrant;
Michael Craig as Paul Hagan;
Clive Revill as McWhirter / Sheik Abu Tahir;
Alexander Knox as Minister;
Rossella Falk as Mrs. Fothergill;
Scilla Gabel as Melina;
Michael Chow as Weng;
Joe Melia as Crevier;
Saro Urzi as Basilio;
Tina Aumont as Nicole;
Oliver MacGreevy as Tattooed Man;
Jon Bluming as Hans