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Mexican Slayride

Mexican Slayride

A Feature film by Riccardo Freda

Release in France : 15/02/1967


    When a bunch of paintings stolen by the Nazis during the Second World War start turning up in auctions around the world, the secret service are interested: just who is it who’s selling them?  and why are they being sold right now?  After the first agent dispatched to find out what’s going on is murdered, super-efficient spy Coplan (Lang Jeffries) is assigned the case and, given that he knows absolutely nothing about culture whatsoever, is ordered to take along a slightly more civilised, rookie agent, Fondane (Robert Party), with him.
    After posing as a bidder for one of the stolen masterpieces, Coplan is approached by a certain Lady Francine Lagrange (Sabine Sun), who tells him she has some rare artworks for sale and then promptly drags him off to bed.  After drugging her, he searches around her villa, where he finds some incriminating cheques and some even more incriminating goons. In order to find out more about what she’s up to he lets her escape, following her as she heads off to Mexico.  After surviving a rapidfire assassination attempt as he leaves the airport, he meets up with wealthy businessman and ex-agent Langis (José María Caffarel), who has a passion for classical music and a collection of pet snakes, and Montez (Guido Lollobrigida), the secret service’s man in Mexico.

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (3)

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    Assistant Director :

    Yves Boisset

    Adaptation :

    Bertrand Tavernier

    Author of original work :

    Paul Kenny

    Co-producer :

    Robert de Nesle

    Production Manager :

    Jean Maumy

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Mawart

    Foreign producers :

    Alfonso Balcázar, Edmondo Amati, Maurizio Amati

    Dialogue Writers :

    Christian Plume, Bertrand Tavernier

    Screenwriter :

    Bertrand Tavernier

    Director of Photography :

    Juan Gelpi

    Editors :

    Claude Gros, Vincenzo Tomassi

    Music Composer :

    Jacques Lacome

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    Feature film

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    France, Italy, Spain

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    1 h 30 min

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