Modesty Blaise

Joseph Losey (director)
Peter O'Donnell, Jim Holdaway (comic)
Norman Hargood (photographer)
Evan Jones (screenwriter)
Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde (starring)

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966. Vintage reference photograph of Terence Stamp being bathed by nuns, from the set of the 1966 film.

Based on the comic strip begun by Peter O'Donnell and Jim Holdaway in 1963.

O'Donnell wrote an original screenplay for the film, although much of it was never used, and he novelized the film the same year it was released. One of the key "mod London" films of the 1960s, directed in blazing saturated color by Joseph Losey (the closest he would come to popular entertainment), starring Monica Vitti in the sexy title role (her first English-speaking role), joined by Dirk Bogarde and Terence Stamp.

Nominated for the Palme d'Or.

Shot on location in Italy, Netherlands, and England.

9.5 x 7.75 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #148313]