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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine (1965)

Starring Vincent Price, Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Susan Hart, Jack Mullaney
Directed by Norman Taurog
(actor & director credits courtesy

A junior intelligence agent stumbles across a plot by an evil scientist to use his beautiful female robots to seduce the rich and powerful.

Although it sounds like a spoof of James Bond movies and the like, this madcap comedy from American International Pictures has more in common with their outlandish beach party movies, with the spy elements downplayed in favor of having Avalon's bumbling character pursue one of the robots with romance on his mind.  To be honest, most of the humor falls flat, yet nonetheless this is a fun romp and a nice showcase for Susan Hart, who after smallish roles in Pajama Party and War-Gods Of The Deep, gets a chance to shine as the most glamorous of the robots, taking on multiple personalities and accents in her pursuit of a rich executive played by Hickman.

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