This Saul David production is a dazzling, action-jammed swashbuckling spoof [from a story by Hal Fimberg] of Ian Fleming’s valiant counter-spy, he’s given more tools and gimmicks to pursue his craft as he tracks down and destroys the perpetrators of a diabolical scheme to take over the world.
James Coburn takes on the task of being surrounded by exotically-undraped beauts and facing dangers which would try any man. But he comes through unscathed, helped by a dandy little specially-designed lighter which has 83 separate uses, including such items as being a derringer, two-way radio carrying across oceans, blow-torch, tear gas bomb, dart gun, you- name-it.
Assignment comes to him when three mad scientists threaten the safety of the world by controlling the weather, and he’s selected by ZOWIE (Zonal Organization on World Intelligence Espionage) as the one man alive who can ferret them out before they can put their final threatened plan into work.
Lee J. Cobb has a field day as the exasperated American rep and head of ZOWIE who cannot keep Flint in line according to recognized standards for espionage.