Release date1969 WriterBruno Leder, Sax Rohmer (characters), Harry Alan Towers Initial releaseMarch 14, 1969 (West Germany) ScreenplayHarry Alan Towers, Sax Rohmer, Franz Eichhorn, Bruno Leder CastGeorge Sanders (Sir Masius), Maria Rohm (Leslye), Shirley Eaton (Sumuru), Richard Wyler (Jeff Sutton), Herbert Fleischmann (Carl), Elisa Montés (Irene) Similar moviesOK Connery, Midnight in Saint Petersburg, The Mask of Dimitrios
TaglineAn action film of the extra class!
The Girl from Rio (1968) is a Spy-fi film written and produced by Harry Alan Towers, directed by Jesús Franco and starring Shirley Eaton, Richard Wyler and George Sanders. In the film, a tribe of Amazonian women led by their queen attack wealthy men as part of a long-term plan to take over the world. A co-production between West Germany, Spain and the United States, it is also known as The Seven Secrets of Sumuru, City Without Men, Sumuru Queen of Femina, Rio 70 and Future Women. The film is a sequel to 1967's The Million Eyes of Sumuru. It is based on Sax Rohmer's Sumuru character.
Secret agent Jeff Sutton arrives in Rio with $10 million and finds himself embroiled in a war between Sir Masius, a British mobster, and the megalomaniacal Sumuru. From her secret city, "Femina", Sumuru assembles an army of women with which she will conquer the world. Masius, hoping to find Femina and steal Sumuru's riches, tries to use Sutton as his pawn. Ultimately, Sutton leads a squadron of helicopters on an attack on Femina. Knowing she's beaten, she chooses to destroy Femina rather than let Masius have its wealth. Sutton barely makes it out of Femina before it self-destructs, presumably killing both Sumuru and Masius. Nevertheless, the film concludes with Sumuru aboard a ship leaving Rio, joined by a group of women who are apparently her followers.