Country Italy France
|Director Jean-Pierre Desagnat
Release date 1968
Based on Pas de roses pour OSS 117 by Jean Bruce
Writer Jean Bruce (novel), Renzo Cerrato, Jean-Pierre Desagnat, Pierre Foucaud, Michel Levine
OSS 117 – Double Agent is a 1968 Eurospy film about agent OSS 117, starring John Gavin.
It was also known as OSS 117: Murder for Sale or No Roses for OSS 117 (Pas de Roses pour OSS 117).
Frederick Stafford did not reprise his role as he was filming Alfred Hitchcock's Topaz and was replaced by John Gavin.The film used an idea of having the hero undergo plastic surgery to fool his enemies, an idea discarded by the film On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) that was being filmed at the same time.
The film was shot in Rome and Tunisia. It was known during production as No Roses for Robert.
The film was only a moderate success at the box office in France – the 40th most popular film of the year.
It was not released in the US despite Gavin's presence in the lead role. However the film did help Gavin be cast, briefly, as James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever (1971).
ReferencesOSS 117 – Double Agent Wikipedia
OSS 117 - Double Agent IMDb OSS 117 - Double Agent themoviedb.org