The Girl from Rio

1969

Action / Adventure

8
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 30%
IMDb Rating 4.5 10 704

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Shirley Eaton as Sumitra
George Sanders as Masius
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668.81 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 34 min
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 34 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bensonmum2 5 / 10

Franco's Spy Film

  • Since I recently watched Mario Bava's Danger Diabolik, I had an urge to see some other, lesser known spy movies. This is Jess Franco's attempt at the genre and he almost pulls it off. If it weren't for some lapses in action (and logic) this one would have been very good. But far too often, nothing much of interest is going on. In a typical James Bond movie, there are many instances where the action stops to further the plot. In The Girl from Rio, these stops in the action do nothing to advance the story. They are just there.


  • Franco probably had one of the bigger "name" casts in The Girl from Rio that he ever worked with. Shirley Eaton, from Goldfinger, is the villainous Sumuru. George Sanders, who I always get a kick out of watching, is very funny as the equally villainous Sir Masius. The biggest problem with the casting is Richard Wyler as the films hero. He's not interesting enough to carry the part.


  • Having watched a few Franco movies over the past few years, The Girl from Rio is decidedly tame. While the movie has its moments, the usual Franco sleaze is not evident. Too bad - it might have made some of the non-action moments more tolerable.

Reviewed by rodrig58 2 / 10

A lot of pantyhose!

Another film inspired by "That Man from Rio" (1964). And not only by that, the idea with the army of lobotomized women is stolen from the first Commissioner X, "Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill"(1966). Something good might have gone out, but in the end something really stupid came out: the script! One of the last(and most mischievous) roles for George Sanders, who was a very good actor in many other movies. Here, he had to compete with buttocks, bellies, buttocks, bellies, nipples and nipples... Sumitra, Sunanda or Sumuru? Actually, it doesn't matter, it's the film with which Shirley Eaton has completed her cinematic career. Poor helicopters! They could have use them for some humanitarian purposes...

Reviewed by Richard Chatten 4 / 10

Space Age Sorceress Shirley's Screen Swansong

Obviously a sequel produced by Harry Alan Towers to his earlier 'Sumuru' (1967) relocated from Hong Kong to Rio de Janeiro, this film originally opened in West Germany as 'Die sieben Männer der Sumuru' ('The Seven Secrets of Sumuru'), but for some reason in the English language version Shirley Eaton's brunette arch-villainess has been renamed Sumitra (Samantha in the Brazilian version), despite her creator Sax Rohmer still being named in the credits. Not quite as sleazy as Jess Franco's usual fare, it represents for him an excursion into James Bond territory amidst his usual welter of zooms and scantily clad females with sapphic inclinations and torture scenes borrowed from 'Barbarella'. Although as usual plainly shot on a shoestring, Rio's Museu de Arte Moderna has been brought in to give the production a carapace of Bond-style extravagance by providing an imposing backdrop as Sumuru's all-women city of Femina, from which she plans to launch her bid for world conquest over the male sex.

Her army of gun-toting henchbabes, when not lined up dramatically for the camera, torturing victims wearing almost as little as they are, or using each other for target practice tend to scurry about aimlessly when actually called upon to deal with opposition. They wear a much sillier uniform here than in 'Sumuru', again with bare midriffs but now with red capes and huge black PVC collars that make them look like beetles. Sumuru herself works her way through an extensive wardrobe of exotic garments, ranging from a spectacular fishnet body stocking in which as a blonde she attempts to seduce the hero ("What kind of a space age sorceress are you?" he asks) to a green Peter Pan outfit with silver boots and a large 'S' on her chest that she wears for the finale. We see disappointingly little of the fetching 18th Century trouser suit and wig worn by Maria Rohm for the carnival sequence; the less said about Richard Wyler's loud check jacket, the better.

Also involved is poor George Sanders, who actually manages to give a fairly lively performance as rival villain Masius, whose goons wear dark formal suits and homburgs.

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