1013 - DIABOLIK (1/24/68; 1967; Italy; PG-13; 99m)
a.k.a. DANGER: DIABOLIK (USA release title)
Ad: "Out for all he can take, seduce, or get away with..."
Plot: Dashing, daring criminal Diabolik is on the lam with his equally attractive girlfriend, after he steals $10 million from the Italian government.
Prod: Dino De Laurentiis
Diabolik / John Phillip Law*
Trivia: Born in 1937, JOHN PHILLIP LAW was an engineering major at the University of Hawaii, then a theater major in New York. He was typecast because of his striking good looks and muscular 6'4" body. Law made this movie the year before appearing in 1968's sexy sci-fi flick Barbarella starring then-sexpot Jane Fonda. Twenty years later, he played Commander Kalgan in 820-SPACE MUTINY. Most Americans first noticed him in 1966's hilarious The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!, in which he played a Russian soldier stranded with his submarine mates on a New England island.
Law's other films include: 1967's Hurry Sundown with Fonda and Michael Caine; 1970's The Hawaiians starring Charlton Heston; 1971's cheesy The Love Machine based on the novel by Jacqueline Susann; 1974's The Golden Voyage of Sinbad with special effects by Ray Harryhausen; 1976's The Cassandra Crossing with Richard Harris and Sophia Loren; 1981's Tarzan, the Ape Man with Harris and Bo Derek; 1985's American Commandos with Christopher Mitchum; 1987's Striker; 1988's Thunder Warrior III; 1989's Alienator with Jan Michael Vincent and Ross Hagen (see 202-The Side Hackers); 1992's Marilyn Behind Bars; 1993's Angel Eyes; and 1997's Ghost Dog.
Audiences were always pleased when gap-toothed British comic TERRY-THOMAS (1911-1990) appeared on the screen, usually appearing in memorable supporting character roles. His real name was Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens, and his films include: 1957's hilarious Blue Murder at St. Trinians with Alastair Sim; 1958's tom thumb starring Russ Tamblyn and directed by George Pal; 1959's I'm All Right Jack with Peter Sellers and Margaret Rutherford; 1960's School for Scoundrels again with Sim; 1963's The Mouse on the Moon with Rutherford and Michael Crawford; 1965's Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines with Stuart Whitman; 1966's Munster, Go Home with the TV series cast; 1967's Those Fantastic Flying Fools with Burl Ives; 1969's Arabella again with Rutherford; 1971's The Abominable Dr. Phibes and its 1972 sequel; 1973's Disney animated Robin Hood; and 1977's The Last Remake of Beau Geste starring Marty Feldman and Ann-Margret (see 615-Kitten With A Whip).
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