EUROSPY | Offscreen
Following the success of the first James Bond movie in the early 1960s, many small Italian, Spanish, French and English productions imitated the famous British agent, hoping to rake in as much money as the Sean Connery super productions. The Euro-spies were born. In these poppy and kitschy B-series, agent 007 became OSS 117, or agent 077.
“Agente 077: Missione Bloody Mary” is the first episode in a trilogy about the adventures of the Italian spy Dick Malloy. A cocktail of action, gadgets and exotic destinations set on Ennio Morricone's music.
Spanish director Jesús “Jess” Franco also surfed the James Bond wave... and Lemmy Caution: in “Attack of the Robots”, he hires Eddie Constantine as the secret agent Al Pereira. Jean-Claude Carrière co-wrote this kooky screenplay that even has science-fiction elements thanks to the presence of weird robot-murderers.