Lindsay Shonteff (1967)

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Producer and writer Harry Alan Towers, who made several films based on the exploits of Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu, also made two featuring Rohmer's lesser-known female "evil genius" Sumuru. In this, the first, George Nader and Frankie Avalon, both looking ill at ease, discover that Sumuru (Shirley Eaton) and her beautiful female warriors want nothing less than world domination. The stuff of a 1930s serial, spoofed 1960s-style and combining feeble humour with an international cast of shapely starlets, this may be too rich a mix for some - though others have spotted a cult in the making. Unusually, Towers regular Klaus Kinski plays a good guy. Followed by a 1969 sequel known variously as The Girl from Rio, Rio 70 and Future Women.


A beautiful, evil woman aspires to world domination by eliminating male world leaders and replacing them with female agents. Action adventure, starring Frankie Avalon, Shirley Eaton and George Nader.

Cast & Crew

Sumuru Shirley Eaton
Tommy Carter Frankie Avalon
Nick West George Nader
Colonel Baisbrook Wilfrid Hyde White
President Boong Klaus Kinski
Louise Patti Chandler
Mikki Salli Sachse
Erna Ursula Rank
Zoe Christa Nell
Director Lindsay Shonteff
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