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Fathom (film)

Fathom
Tom Chantrell
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Produced by John Kohn
Written by Larry Forrester (novel)
Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay)
Starring Anthony Franciosa, Raquel Welch
Music by John Dankworth
Cinematography Douglas Slocombe
Editing by Max Benedict
Distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Release date(s) December 1, 1967 (Finland)
Running time 99 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $2,225,000[1]
Box office $1,000,000 (US/ Canada)[2][3]

Fathom is a 1967 British spy comedy film directed by Leslie H. Martinson, starring Anthony Franciosa and Raquel Welch. Fathom Harvill (Raquel Welch) is a dental assistant and an American skydiver touring Europe with a U.S. parachute team. She is approached by a Scottish agent to recover an atomic triggering mechanism.[4] The film was based on Larry Forrester's second Fathom novel Fathom Heavensent then in the draft stage but never published.[5] His first Fathom novel was 1967's A Girl Called Fathom. The film was one of three 1967 20th Century Fox films about female spies; the others being Doris Day's Caprice and Andrea Dromm's Come Spy with Me.

Plot

Fathom Harvill (Raquel Welch) is an American skydiver touring Europe with a U.S. parachute team when she's approached by Douglas Campbell (Ronald Fraser), a Scottish agent, who wants Fathom to help find a triggering mechanism for a nuclear weapon that has gone missing in the Mediterranean. It soon becomes clear, however, that there is more to the situation than meets the eye.

Cast

As appearing in screen credits (main roles identified):[6]

Actor Role
Anthony Franciosa Peter Merriwether
Raquel Welch Fathom Harvill
Ronald Fraser Col. Douglas Campbell, Chief of HADES
Richard Briers Flight Lt. Timothy Webb
Greta Chi Maj. Jo-May Soon (Chinese Secret Service)
Tom Adams Mike, Owner of Casa Miguel
Elizabeth Ercy Ulla
Ann Lancaster Mrs. Trivers
Tutte Lemkow Mehmed, Serapkin's servant
Reg Lye Mr. Trivers
Clive Revill Sergi Serapkin

Filming locations

The movie was filmed in Cártama, Mijas, Málaga, Torremolinos, Nerja, in Andalucía, Spain and Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England.

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • TCM Movie Database
  • AllRovi
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