|THE DOLL SQUAD (SEDUCE AND DESTROY) (director/writer: Ted V. Mikels; screenwriters: Pam Eddy/Jack Richesin; cinematographer: Anthony Salinas; editor: Ted V. Mikels; music: Nicholas Carras; cast: John Carter (Senator Stockwell), Francine York (Sabrina Kincaid), Michael Ansara (Eamon O'Reilly), Tura Satana (Lavelle), Anthony Eisley (Victor Connelly), William Bagdad (Joseph), Lillian Garrett (Nancy), Lisa Todd (Maria), Gustave Unger (Dr. Cahaymen), Raphael Campos (Junkie), Jean London (Kim); Runtime: 92; MPAA Rating: PG; producer: Ted V. Mikels; MIA; 1973)|
by Dennis Schwartz
Schlockmeister writer/director/producer/editor Ted V.
Mikels ("Ten Violent Women"/"The
Astro-Zombies "/"Blood Orgy of the
She-Devils") tries to go Russ Meyers soft core
porn on us but lacks the directing skills to create
something entertaining out of such schlock. Instead we
get a cheesy cult spy B film about bikini clad broads
chasing down a villain bent on destroying the world.
Mikel writes this crap with the aid of Pam
Eddy and Jack Richesin. The poorly acted,
executed and written low-budget thriller is noteworthy
only for being the forerunner of the slicker mid-1970s
Charlie's Angels television show. It's highly
recommended for those who both adore bad films and
chicks handling bazookas. Others should steer clear of
such tacky trash.
crazed former CIA agent, Eamon O'Reilly (Michael Ansara),
who communicates his threats to Washington via carrier
pigeon, sabotages Senator Stockwell' (John
Carter) space program by destroying a rocket that's
launched at Cape Kennedy. The Senator consults his
large IBM computer and the 'brain' suggests The Doll
Squad, headed by ex-CIA operative Sabrina Kincaid
(Francine York), be engaged to investigate. When
Sabrina detects that there are spies embedded in the
senator's office and in the personnel of the
Starflight space program, she's soon enough proven
right as the senator's secretary, Nancy (Lillian
Garrett), is discovered to be working for Eamon
as his agent for sabotage. The nutcase megalomaniac is
Sabrina's former lover, when both worked for the CIA.
But Eamon turned psychopath and now threatens
to destroy the world unless the U.S. gives him their secret
plans for a new missile system. The sexy redhead
recruits a bunch of well-endowed women, with special
agent skills, but some get killed because of Eamon's
moles pointing them out. But Nancy blabs before
taking a cyanide pill and the bikini-clad
heavily-armed lady assassins track Eamon down on his
well-guarded and well-armed island hideout off the
coast of Venezuela and raid the joint.
island we learn some nonsense about Eamon using
unethical Dr. Cahaymen (Gustave Unger)
to implant silver discs in the
necks of the bad dude's victims, so they can be
controlled. And we learn madman Eamon intends to
introduce into the world a virus containing the
bubonic plague, while his worldwide followers are
injected with an immunity serum.
ridiculous movie concept that's loaded down with
gunplay, clunky dialect and sexy broads who can't act
a lick. Tura Satana, the stripper star of
Russ Meyer's Faster, Pussycat! Kill!
Kill!, is cast in a supercilious role
as the stripper member of the Doll Squad.
This is the kind of lousy movie where no one can escape from such misconceived nonsense without at least some smudge on their film-making career.
REVIEWED ON 5/19/2014 GRADE: C-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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