Danger!! Death Ray

Il Raggio infernale
Nido de espías

1967

Gianfranco Baldonello
Director
(as Frank G. Carroll)

Super spy Bart Fargo has to recover the eponymous device from a terorrist group bent on ill-defined world domination.

Hardly deserving of the lowly 2.2 it has on IMDb, largely a result of mass downvoting by the witless element of the MST3K fandom. It's actually a pretty fun film, and it's pretty obvious the makers intended this as a spoof - something the MST3K writers (who by and large are much smarter than their fans) took note of - they appear to be enjoying the film in its silliness, as was intended, even if mocking a spoof is sort of dumb.

Massimo Righi's henchman turned good sort of sets this film apart from other Europsy films, and the fight scenes are pretty good - no stunt doubles here. Whatever you think of it, you can't disagree that Gianni Ferrio's theme song isn't catchy as hell!

Bapa-dop-a-da da, ba-da-da-da-da-BRA!
-Dave W.


Il raggio infernale
28th January 1967
Cinema


93 mins
1.85:1

Nido de espías
18th March 1968
Cinema


93 mins
1.85:1




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Gordon Scott
Bart Fargo
Delfi Mauro
Lucille
(as Maureen Delphy)
Nello Pazzafini
Frank
(as Ted Carter)
Alberto Dalbés
Carver
(as Albert Dalbes)
Silvia Solar
Mrs. Carver
(as Sylvia Solar)
Massimo Righi
Al
(as Max Dean)
Tullio Altamura
Prof. John Carmichael
(as Tor Altmayer)
Rossella Bergamonti
Miss Roberta - Raymond's Secretary
(as Rosemary Herbert)
Carlos Hurtado
Scarface - Henchman 'X1'
Tina Di Pietro
Raymond's Blonde
(as Jane Peters)
Fernando Rubio
Bearded Henchman
(as Larry Sheffield)
Julio St. Cruz
Señor Raymond
(as Juan Sant Cruz)
Valentino Macchi
Henchman 'X3'
(as Edwin Moore)
Giulio Maculani
Gary - Mustachioed Henchman
(as Julian Macmillan)
Artemio Antonini
Henchman Posing as Road Worker
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Henchman with Searchlight
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Henchman / Chauffeur
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Chief Security Guard
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Laboratory Technician
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Carmichael's Assistant
Franz Colangeli
NATO Commission Member
Alessandro Tedeschi
NATO Commission Member
Enzo Ricciardi
NATO Commission Member
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NATO Commission Member
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NATO Commission Member
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NATO Commission Member
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Police Dispatcher
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Policeman
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Henchman
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Policeman
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Sub Crewman
Ignazio Balsamo
Sub Crewman
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Raymond's Brunette
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Police Sergeant
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Laboratory Technician
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Stewardess
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Mario - Henchman 'X2'
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Boathouse Henchman
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Boathouse Henchman
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Desk Clerk
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Club Morocco Barman
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The Wrong Woman
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Butler
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Casino Manager
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Gambler
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Gambler
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Gambler
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Henchman
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Henchman
Bruno Ariè
Villa Henchman
Unknown 32841
Needle Henchman
Michel Piccoli
Cameo (sort of)
Juliette Gréco
Cameo (sort of)
Bell 47
Helicopter
(sometimes a toy)
Sud Aviation Caravelle
Airliner

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