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169 Ratings

Modesty Blaise

Directed by Joseph Losey
United Kingdom, 1966
Comedy, Crime, Thriller


Modesty Blaise, a secret agent whose hair color 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 to outsmart them.

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Modesty Blaise Directed by Joseph Losey

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1967 | Nominee: Best British Cinematography (Colour)

Critics reviews

This psychedelically inventive 1966 spy spoof, adapted from a British comic strip and directed by Joseph Losey, suggests the cinematic fireworks of an auteurist 007… The vertiginous camera moves, the glitzy fashions, and the giddily miniaturized weaponry match the derisive tone of the cloak-and-dagger depravity, complete with a shocking execution and two blithe musical numbers.
January 13, 2017
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