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Post #1498354

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Vultural
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A few reviews . . (film or TV)
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5-Aug-2022, 10:06 AM

When Eight Bells Toll - 1971 - 6/10

Ships are sinking, people are disappearing, and gold bullion is being hijacked.
Don’t look for Auric Goldfinger, he went flying awhile ago.
Agent Phillip Calvert is dispatched to investigate, along with Intelligence mate, Hunslett.
As they start sniffing around the Scottish harbors, near-sighted foes attack.
Bits and bobs of Bondworld flit past, but the budget for this pales next to the 007 opulence.
Fights are poorly choreographed, Robert Morley plays his role as a blustering buffoon.
The film annoyed me at first, but after awhile I shrugged and accepted it for what it was.
Anthony Hopkins seems of similar disposition, stiff initially, gradually enjoying the silliness of it.