Review: ‘In Like Flint’

Girls, gimmicks, girls, gags, and more girls are the essential parameters of In Like Flint. With James Coburn encoring as the urbane master sleuth, also harried boss Lee J. Cobb, this pic turns on a femme plot to take over the world.

Girls, gimmicks, girls, gags, and more girls are the essential parameters of In Like Flint. With James Coburn encoring as the urbane master sleuth, also harried boss Lee J. Cobb, this pic turns on a femme plot to take over the world.

As for the story, the tongue is best put way out in the cheek. Anne Lee, ever a charming and gracious screen personality, is part of a triumvirate bent on seizing world power.

Lee’s plot in this film comes a cropper when her male allies – corrupt General Steve Ihnat and cohorts, who have substituted an actor, Andrew Duggan, for the real US President, also played by Duggan – move in to snatch the ultimate prize.

While the dialog scenes tend to be a mite sluggish, pace picks up regularly with slam-bang action sequences.

In Like Flint

Production

20th Century-Fox. Director Gordon Douglas; Producer Saul David; Screenplay Hal Fimberg; Camera William C. Daniels; Editor Hugh S. Fowler; Music Jerry Goldsmith; Art Director Jack Martin Smith, Dale Hennesy

Crew

(Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1967. Running time: 115 MIN.

With

James Coburn Lee J. Cobb Jean Hale Andrew Duggan Anna Lee Yvonne Craig
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