Fun with Bond Titles

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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Jane Bond International Spy, Brianna Schatt, Stan Schatt, 2015.
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26303644-jane-blond-international-spy
    Fourteen year-old Jane Blond thought getting through high school was difficult enough with her dad in prison and her mother dating. Throw in being bullied by the popular girl who has everything, and it’s completely unbearable. But when terrorists kidnap a boy she cares about, she knows she is the only one who can save him. Jane must rely on her courage and cunning as well as on a computer genius, a teen with Asperger’s, and a parrot with an attitude.

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    Teen Spy, Stan Schatt, Brianna Schatt, 2018.
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40107831-teen-spy
    Life is tough enough when your dad's in prison and your mother has a Russian boyfriend who insists on meddling in your business. It's even worse, though, when your school's most popular girl makes you her favorite target.

    Jane doesn't consider herself special in any way, but she's the only one who can save the President of the United States from terrorists. She has only herself to reltarget. [sic?]

  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    This appears to be created rather than real stuff. Couldn't find any reference to it.

    Jane Blond in More Than Yesterday, Jack Tance.
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    Well, there was a Jane Blond in the 60s :

    https://spyguysandgals.com/sgShowChar.aspx?id=1095

    Code number : 40-24-40, and working for the Bureau of Underground Spying and Treachery (B.U.S.T. for short), and fighting the forces of S.T.R.O.K.E., Subversive Totalitarian Reaction Organization for Knocking-off England.

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  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    edited December 2019 Posts: 13,420
    Gerard wrote: »
    Well, there was a Jane Blond in the 60s :

    https://spyguysandgals.com/sgShowChar.aspx?id=1095

    Code number : 40-24-40, and working for the Bureau of Underground Spying and Treachery (B.U.S.T. for short), and fighting the forces of S.T.R.O.K.E., Subversive Totalitarian Reaction Organization for Knocking-off England.

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    It just goes to show you that there's nothing new under the sun when it comes to James Bond! A remarkable find there, @Gerard, and one that I wasn't aware of before.

    I even remember reading a reference to the variant "Jane Bond" idea in Andrew Lycett's biography of Ian Fleming. To be honest, that really surprised me as I hadn't realised the true vintage of that particular idea that they're (unfortunately) still banging on about today.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    I was looking at that site as well, @Gerard, wanted to post the rest of the titles.

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    The Girl From B.U.S.T., Written by Inge Carnelle , 1966
    "Here she is, the kookiest secret agent who ever parlayed nymphomania into a plan to save the free world from S.T.R.O.K.E."

    Joy Ride, Written by Inge Carnelle, 1967
    Agent 40-27-40 goes to the South American country of San Posterior and goes up against its evil dictator, Reginald Seducia.

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    The Great Sex Race, Written by Inge Carnelle, 1967
    The evil forces of S.T.R.O.K.E. are out to capture Wilder Spot, the world's greatest lover. Jane Blond's job is to keep him safe but she then learns he is afraid he is losing his ability to make love and she must 'restore' his prowess.

    Sexplosion, Written by Inge Carnelle, 1967
    "A high-voltage, high-bosomed American spy battles a guerilla leader for a nuclear weapon and sets off a SEXPLOSION in this torrid new novel by Inge Carnelle, creator of Jane Blond, the Girl from B.U.S.T.
    Jane Blond is an agent with B.U.S.T.
    https://spyguysandgals.com/sgShowChar.aspx?id=1095

    The seldom mentioned part of the British Intelligence community stands for the Bureau of Underground Spying and Treachery (one rendition of it left the 'y' off the last word, making me wonder what a 'treacher' was). It has offices all over the country, if not the world, fighting the good fight in the sexiest of ways to Queen and Country from the control of S.T.R.O.K.E., Subversive Totalitarian Reaction Organization for Knocking-off England.

    Leading the way is their best agent, Blond, with the codename of 40-27-40, easy for everyone to remember because that is also her dimensions. She is an agent who is willing to give her all for each mission. And give it again and again. And then look for more chances to give it. The woman likes giving.

    She also likes having it given to her, assuming she can remember to disconnect here booby-trapped underware (she is pround she has not accidentally lost anyone in the past six months). And if there is no one immediately visible to provide her with information passed along in the most intimate of ways, she can always use the flashlight in one of her fake nipples to see by.

    Helping her is the highly dedicated but easily winded male agent named Noddy. It is he who will take on any female enemy agent though Blond is not adverse to switching sides when the need arises. He does not have Blond's stamina but he does have her dedication.

    Blond is a gorgeous, well endowed female, blonde-haired, of course, who enjoys wearing tight anything unless she can be given a chance to wear nothing at all. She is trained in all manner of hand-to-hand (and hand-to-other-places) combat and has an arsenal of strange and somewhat kinky weapons that she will pull out of the darnedest places, all to keep her homeland safe.

  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited May 24 Posts: 7,372
    Modern example: Agent Jane Blonde online slot games.
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Jane Blonde Secret Agent Doll by Marx. (She's the All-Moveable Secret Agent Doll from G.O.O.D.)
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  • BrickBardotBrickBardot Santa Mira, CA
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    Paul Feig's comedy Spy is a clear homage to Bond. In addition to the opening credits featuring an operatic Shirley Bassey-style anthem and similar title design, Melissa McCarthy, much like Bond, is a SPY... it is clear that with these credentials and his production deal at Universal, Feig shall take Bond to greener pastures after the excitement of No Time to Die (internationally distributed by Universal)!
  • BrickBardotBrickBardot Santa Mira, CA
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    And while not a title difference of course, let's all toast Roger Moore's legendary role as Tad Lazenby in Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore!
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited December 2019 Posts: 7,372
    I actually didn't know that reference, @BrickBardot. Looking it up it's Tab Lazenby, playing off Tabby Cat I expect.

    So I should catch up and watch it.



  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Jane Blonde Secret Agent Doll by Marx. (She's the All-Moveable Secret Agent Doll from G.O.O.D.)

    Well. That's just awesome.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    This ad for Jane Blonde Ale is marked "Jane Bond" at the lower left. Not taking any chances I guess.
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  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    That reminds me - a friend gave me a pump clip for this seasonal beer:

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    (Plenty more terrible animal/movie puns here, including The Prawn Identity and Mamma Meerkat!)
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Oh, there's guilt on all sides with those movie puns, @Agent_99.



  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Jane Blond ja Casino Royalties (And Casino Royalties), Hungarian
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    Jane Blond Ja Tohtori Maybe (And Dr. Maybe), Finnish
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    Elä Ja Anna Toisten Kuolla (Live and Let the Death of Others), Norwegian
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Film Archive to show Hong Kong-style "Jane Bond" films
    https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/200712/27/P200712240212.htm
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    Yu So-chau, Connie Chan Po-chu and Nam Hung, treasure hunter Jeanette Lin Tsui, Robin Hood-like heroine Josephine Siao, the mysterious sisters Suet Nei and Fung Bo-bo... The "Jane Bond" films of the 1960s are a uniquely Hong Kong genre featuring a female version of James Bond, in which the leading actresses are usually brave, intelligent, sexy and well-dressed.

    Organised by the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA), the retrospective
    "Licensed to Kick (Men) – The Jane Bond Films"
    will be held from January 26 to March 2, 2008, at the Cinema of the HKFA. The programme will showcase films of the Jane Bond genre made in the 1960s, together with a film made in the 1990s to illustrate how much the Jane Bond figure embodies the qualities that make Hong Kong what it was and what it is today.
    Selected films include "Black Rose" (1965), "Spy with My Face" (1966), "The Dark Heroine Muk Lan-fa" (1966), "The Story of Wong Ang the Heroine" (1960), "The Golden Buddha" (1966), "The Precious Mirror" (1967), "The Mysterious Sisters" (1969), "Temptress of a Thousand Faces" (1969) and "92 the Legendary la Rose Noire" (1992).
    To complement the screenings, a mini exhibition will be held on the first floor of the HKFA to show a selection of "Jane Bond" moving images in a video collage.
    The Jane Bond genre is likely the only one in the history of world cinema in which women are the primary dispenser of violence and where the violence is readily embraced by a predominantly female audience.

    The genre came into being in the mid-1960s and was the product of diverse historical and cultural factors: the Jade Girl tradition of Chinese cinema, post-war youth culture, a rising feminist sensibility, a trendy Western lifestyle and traditional Chinese values, to name a few. Enjoying a short-lived popularity, Jane Bond films disappeared within a few years.
    As 1960 was an important transition period in the development of Hong Kong cinema, the HKFA will present throughout 2008 a series of programmes on 1960s cinema to coincide with the publication of Hong Kong Filmography volume VI (1965-1969) and the Oral History Series: 1960s.

    Skilfully and enthusiastically incorporating Western influence in his work, director Chor Yuen's introduction of James Bond elements into "Black Rose" likely kickstarted the Jane Bond genre. Thrown into this mix was Cantonese cinema's penchant for combining the relatively new Jade Girl phenomenon with a Robin Hood-like figure who robs the rich and gives to the poor. The film was a box-office success, inspiring imitators that quickly materialised into a genre.

    A sequel to "Black Rose", the "Spy with My Face," further set the Jane Bond genre on its course with an army of thugs, secret hideout headquarters, and an endless array of high/low-tech devices. Connie Chan Po-chu, with her embodiment of both the fairy Jade Girl and the fierce fighting woman, established herself as the Jane Bond prototype.

    The modern version with the same theme, "92 the Legendary la Rose Noire" was not only a surprise hit when it was released in 1992 but also a phenomenon that defined its time. The film's irreverent drama, and director Jeff Lau's genius in taking the audience through time and space, captured the spirit of early 1990s Hong Kong and the then colony's awkward awareness of its own history.

    "The Dark Heroine Muk Lan-fa" was adapted from a popular pulp fiction series in the 1960s about a Shanghai flying heroine. This cinematic update infuses the colourful plot with Bond elements, from spy characters to secret hideouts to death-ray watches. The casting of Suet Nei as the action woman in black tights represented a validation of the Jane Bond formula, which was proven to work without the iconic superstars.

    "The Golden Buddha" directed by Lo Wei is a prime example of a Shaw Brothers' action movie of the mid-1960s, with generous production budgets that allowed for explosive action sequences and international locations, filming in Thailand to add an exotic touch. The Bond influence is evident at every turn, but the film’s unbridled machismo differed greatly from the women-centred sensibilities of the"Spy with My Face", which was released the same year in Cantonese.

    "Temptress of a Thousand Faces" successfully captured the fancy of male viewers as a Mandarin spy flick that was more male-oriented than its Cantonese counterparts. The Jane Bond figure in the film is a cop with all the requisite trimmings, yet she is regularly paraded in situations that highlight actress Tina Chin Fei’s sexuality.

    "The Golden Buddha" and "Temptress of a Thousand Faces" are in Mandarin; the other films are in Cantonese. "The Golden Buddha", "Temptress of a Thousand Faces" and "92 the Legendary la Rose Noire" have Chinese and English subtitles.

    Tickets priced at $30 for the screenings are available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. Reservations can be made by phone on 2734 9009, or on the internet at www.urbtix.hk.

    Detailed programme information and various discounts can be obtained in "ProFolio 40" distributed at all performing venues of the LCSD. For enquiries, please call 2739 2139 or 2734 2900 or browse the website: www.lcsd.gov.hk/fp.

    Ends/Thursday, December 27, 2007
    Issued at HKT 19:35

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    The Story of Wong Ang the Heroine (1960)
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    Black Rose (1965)
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    Spy with My Face (1966)
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    The Dark Heroine Muk Lan-fa (1966)
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    The Golden Buddha (1966)
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    The Precious Mirror (1967)
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    The Mysterious Sisters (1969)
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    92 the Legendary la Rose Noire (1992)
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    Angel with the Iron Fists (Tie guan yin, 1967, Lily Ho as Agent 009)
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    Temptress of a Thousand Faces (Qian mian mo nu , 1969)
    Modern trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNkoXx_4NZM
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    Fighting Femmes, Fiends and Fanatics Ep. 9 (features Temptress of a Thousand Faces)


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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited January 1 Posts: 7,372
    S+H+E - Security Hazards Expert (1980). Robert Michael Lewis, director. Starring Cornelia Sharpe, Omar Sharif. Of interest are Anita Ekberg in the cast, Richard Maibaum with writing credit, music by Michael Kamen.

    쉬 본드
    (She Bond, Korea. With 007 logo, even.)

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    Japan went crazier with this one in a different way. An opposite direction than theater promotions took with the For Your Eyes Only poster.

    S・H・E クレオパトラ・ジャガー
    (Kureopatora jagā; S・H・E Cleopatra Jaguar, Japan)
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    UPDATE: a couple more.

    Jane Bond: Agente secreto
    (Jane Bond: Secret Agent, Columbia)

    006 - Agentbruden
    (006 - Agent Bride, Sweden)
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Jane Bond 008: Operation Karachi (1971). Reza Fazeli, director.

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    Jane Bond 008: Operation Karachi
    (aka مامور-ا ما در کراچی or Ma'moor-e ma dar Karachi/Our Agent in Karachi)

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    Thrilling modern narration here.

    Dance number.
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Jade Bond
    Director: Wang Wenzhi
    Cast: He Wei, Zhao Liping, Xu Jiaoning, Wang Xiaozhong, Sun Wei

    Jade Bond is a secret agent for the Kuomintang who uses the codename snow, who is given the task of overseeing an arms deal with the North Korean agents. Soon the communists discover the plot and use their best agents to thwart the plot. A brilliant action film: from the Mainland China studios Jinn Kwang Xi.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcxYJwdghX0



  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    The Golden Lady (1979), José Ramón Larraz. Anika Pavel. Desmond Llewelyn as Professor Dixon.
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Hong Kong Shaw Brothers bangpian, Bond imitators of the 60s.
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    Shaw Brothers' bangpian: global
    Bondmania, cosmopolitan dreaming
    and cultural nationalism
    https://academic.oup.com/screen/article-abstract/56/2/195/1643367?redirectedFrom=PDF
    Tan See Kam | Published: 05 June 2015
    Screen, Volume 56, Issue 2, Summer 2015, Pages 195–213, https://doi.org/10.1093/screen/hjv033
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    The focus of this essay are Shaw Brothers’ bangpian: Mandarin action movies largely inspired by James Bond (bang) movies (pian). I argue that it is better to think of bangpian not simply as passive and disengaged imitations of Bond movies but as Hong Kong films manifesting a cosmopolitan yet localized, active and interested participation in global Bondmania. Further to this ‘cosmo-localization’ thesis, the essay explores the social and cultural significance of bangpian in the context of the cosmopolitan dreaming and cultural nationalism of the Shaw Brothers’ studio-driven ‘go global’ push in the 1960s. It further posits that despite the Bond movies’ influences, bangpian, while rooted in the localized imaginaries of cultural China, aspires to a cosmopolitan mongrelization, creolization and hybridization, promising a cosmo-localized individual heroism and upward mobility to consumers of such films. Finally it suggests that this genre of crime thrillers represents a contemporary update of wuxiapian (martial chivalry films), holding a particular appeal for ‘third-culture kids’. ‘Third-culture kids’ marked a generational break in the erstwhile British colony of Hong Kong: they grew up away from their parent's birth culture, but were in contact with varied local and cosmopolitan cultures that flowed in, and through, that territory during the postwar era.
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    Angel with the Iron Fists (Tie guan yin, 1967), Wei Lo.
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Charles Bind, No. 1 of the Secret Service.

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    No. 1 of the Secret Service (1977)
    (Working Title: 008 of the Secret Service; VHS: Her Majesty’s Top Gun).
    Lindsay Shonteff (director of Licensed to Kill, 1965), director, writer.
    Elizabeth Gray (Mrs. Lindsay Shonteff), producer.
    Nicky Henson stars as Charles Bind. Geoffrey Keen as Stockwell. Milton Reid as Eye Patch.
    IMDb https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076475/?ref_=tt_sims_tt
    Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJqgrfKMdms
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    Remarketing.
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    Modern marketing?
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    Licensed to Love and Kill (1979)
    (Working Title: An Orchid for No. 1. Also: Undercover Lover. VHS: The Man from S*E*X*).
    Lindsay Shonteff, director, writer. Elizabeth Gray, producer.
    Gareth Hunt as Charles Bind. Geoffrey Keen as Stockwell. Dawn Rodriguez as Nurse.
    IMDb https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079632/?ref_=tt_sims_tt
    Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyxyNVjVKW8
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    The Man From S*E*X*
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    Renamed in Japan.
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    Number One Gun (1990)
    Lindsay Shonteff, director. Elizabeth Gray, producer.
    Michael Howes as Charles Bind. Peter Burton as Merlin.
    IMDb https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100278/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
    Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i96ZdiRarQA
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    One film, three names.
    Licensed to Kill (1965)
    Working Title: 008 of the Secret Service
    Later: The 2nd Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World
    Foreign: Secret Agent
    Lindsay Shonteff, director. Howard Griffiths, Lindsay Shonteff, writers.
    Tom Adams as Charles Vine. Mona Chong as Chinese Girl. Sammy Davis Jr., Singer behind opening credits.
    IMDb https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059387/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
    Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaHMfk-bJ1o
    SDJ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTIjLLCRD4g
    Film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyAA698XRSY&t=4889s



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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited April 5 Posts: 7,372
    Another example of obvious book titles. This one got plenty of mileage, more covers under the LAST spoiler tag.

    The Spy Who Left Me (Agent Ex #1), Gina Robinson, 2011.
    Temptation in the tropics…

    If there's one thing that can ruin a vacation, it's running into your ex. Just ask Treflee Miller. If she'd only known that her husband Ty would be here in Hawaii; muscular, sun-bronzed, and infuriatingly gorgeous, she would have brought the divorce papers for him to sign. But life is full of surprises when you're married to a world-class spy.

    Ty Miller can understand why his wife is tired of playing Mrs. James Bond. He's never home, he's always on a mission, and he's usually surrounded by exotic informants. He has to admit that the perfect spy makes a pretty lousy husband. But for the sake of Ty's security and Treflee's safety, they can't blow his cover. Not here. Not now. Not when his longing is so strong, her lips so tempting, and his enemies so close.
    Diamonds Are Truly Forever: An Agent Ex Series Novel (The Agent Ex Series Book 2)
    Spying and Seduction in Seattle…

    Staci Fields is deeply in love with her gorgeous husband. But that love, and her inability to lie, nearly got her CIA agent husband killed on an earlier mission. Burdened by being the wife of a spy and afraid she might risk his life again, Staci’s filing for divorce – no matter how much her body aches for his touch…

    Drew Fields is a good spy. And a great husband. But feels the strain his profession is having on his wife…and reluctantly agrees to step away. When he’s assigned to track Staci’s stepfather, who is pulling her into a secret plot with terrorists, he goes undercover as himself – loving husband to his sexy wife. It’s a dangerous game – the most dangerous he’s ever played – and the closer he gets again with his ex, the more he risks never seeing her again…
    Live and Let Love: An Agent Ex Series Novel (The Agent Ex Series Book 3)
    TRUE LOVE CAN'T BE DISGUISED…

    Even after two years, Willow Pierce has never stopped loving her late husband Jack. Or feeling like he's somehow still alive. But is her natural intuition right, or is it just wishful thinking? When Con Russo, her neighbor's hot Italian cousin, arrives in her quiet orchard community, the chemistry between them is magnetic and unmistakable. And his eyes are eerily like Jack's. Willow can't stop feeling he is Jack. She'll go to any length to find out who Con really is, even if she has to shamelessly seduce him.

    CIA assassin Jack Pierce was nearly killed in a bombing that left him unrecognizably disfigured. Courtesy of the skills of a gifted plastic surgeon and the CIA, he has a handsome new face and a brand new identity. The cover of death is ideal for an assassin like him. Until his nemesis, a terrorist without a conscience, suspects Jack’s still alive and puts Willow in his crosshairs. The CIA sends Jack on a mission to take him out of action, permanently. But first Jack has to save the only woman he's ever loved from the most dangerous enemy he's ever faced…
    License to Love: An Agent Ex Series Novel (The Agent Ex Series Book 4)
    TRUE LOVE IS THE REAL MAGIC…

    Rock Powers is the premier illusionist in Vegas, creating illusions so real and spectacular, they make people believe in magic. But his former assistant, the beautiful Lani Silkwater, performed a trick even Rock can't figure out and created a sensation that nearly ruined him when she disappeared in the middle of their act less than twenty-four hours after marrying him. Two years later, Rock can't resist the chance a stranger offers to see Lani again – or the crazy plan she and her mysterious boss propose. If it means he has a shot at winning Lani back for good…
    Love Another Day: An Agent Ex Novel (The Agent Ex Series Book 5)
    SPYING IS A DANGEROUS GAME…

    And one CIA agent Tate Cox prefers to play alone. His mission to seduce a beautiful RIOT agent for valuable technology sounds perfect. Until he's ordered to bring his ex-wife Malene along as his assistant. Travelling undercover with Mal is an especially disastrous idea. But not even super spy Tate can go against Agency orders. Flirting with the enemy is his job – but falling for his hot, high-spirited ex all over again is a dangerous complication he didn't anticipate...

    AND SO IS LOVE

    After working at CIA headquarters in charge of cover stories, disguises, and logistics for years, Mal wants to get into the field on her own mission. Posing as “Professor” Tate Cox's graduate student girlfriend at the Cheltenham Festival of Science is definitely notwhat she had in mind. Yet when gorgeous Tate turns on the charm, Mal can't help wondering if she let the real thing go much too soon...



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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited April 11 Posts: 7,372
    That second title is intriguing. And Rachel Weiss, huh.

    MJ Eason, author.

    Covert Affairs: The Spy Who Loved Me, Book 1
    Hannah Sandoval wakes up from a coma with more than a murdered CIA agent’s heart. Vivid dreams of Lena’s former lover haunt her. But is she prepared to meet the flesh and blood man of her dreams? Covert Affairs is a perfect blend of romance and suspense, and a great beginning to MJ Eason’s new romance series, The Spy Who Loved Me.

    Schoolteacher Hannah Sandoval woke up from a heart transplant only to find she possessed someone else’s dreams and memories. CIA Agent Lena Wyatt’s life and death, including the memories of the man Lena loved, Agent Jase McCoy, are hauntingly vivid. Only Lena’s killer remains a mystery.

    Jase is determined his last mission will be to find Lena’s killer, but he doesn’t believe a word of Hannah’s story. He was there in the Afghan desert when Lena died. He believes Hannah is either working for the enemy or a nut job.

    When CIA intelligence picks up a very real threat against Hannah’s life, Jase takes her to the cabin in Vermont where he and Lena spent time, hoping to find a crack in her story. Only Hannah remembers all the intimate times they spent there and Jase’s belief in everything he thought he knew is shaken.
    Saving Agent Tanner: The Spy Who Loved Me, Book 2
    Three years ago, Rachel Weiss walked away from the man she loved and a world of danger she could no longer be a part of. Now, the father of her child is missing and presumed dead, and only Rachel can save him. Drawn back into a world she thought she’d left behind forever, Rachel is in a race against time. Saving Agent Tanner is an edge-of-your seat, romantic suspense novel from author MJ Eason. You’ll love this thrilling addition to her romance series, The Spy Who Loved Me.

    He was the love of her life. The father of her child. Now he was missing. Presumed dead behind enemy lines.

    CIA agent Booth Tanner was the best of the best and now he’s as good as dead. The only person who can save him is the woman who’d written him out of her life three years earlier as a lost cause. Then Rachel Weiss receives a text message that is brief, chilling, and enough to send her back into the shadowy world she thought she’d left behind for good.
    Free Fall: The Spy Who Loved Me, Book 3
    Special Agent Rainie McClain wants out of the shadow life she’s been living, but leaving the The Agency means losing the love of her life. How can she make such a decision? Free Fall is Book 3 of MJ Eason’s action-packed series, The Spy Who Loved Me.

    Special Agent Rainie McClain wants out. Out of The Agency. Out of the shadow life that has consumed her for far too long. But walking away from The Agency means letting go of the only man she’s ever loved, her husband, Captain Roc Branson.
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    Also as Mary Eason marketed as the The Spy Who Loved Me series.

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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    Posts: 7,372
    Okay, this is ridiculous.


    Nobody Does It Better (Masters and Mercenaries #15), Lexi Blake, 2018.
    A spy who specializes in seduction

    Kayla Summers was an elite CIA double agent, working inside China’s deadly MSS. Now, she works for McKay-Taggart London, but the Agency isn’t quite done with her. Spy master Ezra Fain needs her help on a mission that would send her into Hollywood’s glamorous and dangerous party scene. Intrigued by the mission and the movie star hunk she will be shadowing, she eagerly agrees. When she finds herself in his bed, she realizes she’s not only risking her life, but her heart.

    A leading man who doesn’t do romance

    Joshua Hunt is a legend of the silver screen. As Hollywood’s highest paid actor, he’s the man everyone wants to be, or be with, but something is missing. After being betrayed more than once, the only romance Josh believes in anymore is on the pages of his scripts. He keeps his relationships transactional, and that’s how he likes it, until he meets his new bodyguard. She was supposed to keep him safe, and satisfied when necessary, but now he’s realizing he may never be able to get enough of her.

    An ending neither could have expected

    Protecting Joshua started off as a mission, until it suddenly felt like her calling. When the true reason the CIA wanted her for this assignment is revealed, Kayla will have to choose between serving her country or saving the love of her life.

    A Masters and Mercenaries Novel by Lexi Blake

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    Master No
    From Sanctum With Love
    You Only Love Twice
    On Her Master's Secret Service
    A Dom Is Forever
    Live and Let Love
    Love and Let Die
    The Men with the Golden Cuffs
    For His Eyes Only
    A View to a Thrill
    Dominance Never Dies
    Submission Is Not Enough
    Love Another Day
    Dungeon Royale

  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Another bad run.

    Spy Goddess Book One: Live and Let Shop, Michael P. Spradlin, 2005.
    Of course, that's not how the judge saw it.

    That's how I wound up at freaky Blackthorn Academy. Talk about boring. There isn't even a mall nearby. I mean, what did they expect a girl from Beverly Hills to do?

    Also, from the start I could tell there was something really weird about Blackthorn:

    The headmaster, Mr. Kim, knew way too much about me.

    The class schedule features Intro to Code Theory and Microelectronics.

    A whole section of the school is off-limits.

    Then the FBI showed up ... and Mr. Kim disappeared.

    Well, here's something Mr. Kim didn't know about me: Rachel Buchanan never gives up when there are secrets to uncover. Watch out, Blackthorn Academy
    Spy Goddess Book Two: To Hawaii, with Love
    Wisecracking Beverly Hills brat Rachel Buchanan doesn't exactly have an ordinary life. For one thing, she attends Blackthorn Academy, which is secretly a training school for spies. Then there's her arch-nemesis, who's convinced that Rachel is this ancient goddess reincarnated to stop his evil plans.

    It all sounds pretty lame to Rachel. But then she discovers that the bad guy's trail leads directly to Hawaii...and surely there'll be some time for surfing in between all the getting kidnapped and leaping out of helicopters-right?
    Spy Goddess Book Three: The Spy Who Totally Had a Crush on Me
    Picking up where Spy Goddess: To Hawaii, With Love left off, Rachel Buchanan and her Blackthorn Academy team return from Hawaii with the Idol of Fury, only to find the worst possible thing has happened. Someone has stolen The Book of Seraphim directly from Mr. Kim’s situation room.

    With no clues and no way to track Simon Blankenship, Rachel and her friends must sit back and wait for him to make his next move. There’s only one thing wrong with that strategy: Rachel Buchanan does not like to sit back and wait for the action to come to her.

    When a mysterious new student arrives at Blackthorn Academy and he’s, shall we say, attractive, there’s a problem. He also seems to know just a little to much about Rachel and her band and their unusual activities. And now Rachel’s head is spinning, because the new guy is sending her all kinds of signals, and he’s making Alex jealous and oh yeah…since Blankenship is always one step ahead of them, it can only mean one thing. One of her friends is a traitor.

    Some days being a reincarnated Goddess is not all it’s cracked up to be.
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Screenwriter Christopher Wood did a title variation as a non-fiction counterpart to his film novelization.

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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    I came across this Bond-inspired variation. For Doris Day, even.

    The Glass Bottom Boat (1966), Frank Tashlin.
    [AKA, The Spy in Lace Panties.]
    IMDb https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060463/
    After a series of misunderstandings, the head of an aerospace research laboratory begins to suspect his new girlfriend is a Russian spy.

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