Fathom

Fathom

Director: Leslie Martinson

Cast: Anthony Franciosa, Raquel Welch, Ronald Fraser

     
 
Fathom is a unique 1960s take-off on spy movies with so much potential that went unrealized. Though elegantly filmed there is too much time spent on Raquel Welch in a parachute when her naive persona as Fathom Harvill would have made an excellent foil for Dean Martin's Matt Helm character or James Coburn in his series as Derek Flint. The Flint movie trailers,

Overview

Fathom is a unique 1960s take-off on spy movies with so much potential that went unrealized. Though elegantly filmed there is too much time spent on Raquel Welch in a parachute when her naive persona as Fathom Harvill would have made an excellent foil for Dean Martin's Matt Helm character or James Coburn in his series as Derek Flint. The Flint movie trailers, coincidentally, show up on the bonus section of this semi-interesting movie which is also a component of the 5 DVD Raquel Welch Collection: Sex Goddess. Tony Franciosa is a chilling gangster in the 1996 epic City Hall but ten years into his acting career starring in this spotty film he just doesn't have the same authority. Welch is a gifted actress whose talents also are not put to use here, she comes off as the ditzy sex symbol Hollywood wants her to be, not the determined woman in Bandolero! or the educated sex-change of Myra Breckinridge. The music and the splashy 1960s color of Fathom can actually hold one's attention more than the thin plot, and it is a shame that this "adventure-thriller" has no adventure, and no thrills, because had those advertised elements found their way into the picture, Raquel Welch may have found herself battling (or working side by side with) James Coburn and Dean Martin in their successful spy franchises rather than being just an anomaly as a spy in the era of James Bond knock-offs. DVD features scene selection, English and Spanish subtitles and the original theatrical trailer.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/16/2002
UPC:
0024543042716
Original Release:
1967
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:39:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Origital theatrical trailer; Anamorphic widescreen format (2.35:1); Audio: English Stereo, English Mono, French Mono, Spanish Mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Franciosa Peter Merriweather
Raquel Welch Fathom Harvill
Ronald Fraser Douglas Campbell
Richard Briers Timothy
Greta Chi Jo-May Soon
Clive Revill Serapkin
Ann Lancaster Mrs. Trivers
Elizabeth Ercy Ulla
Tutte Lemkow Mehmed
Tom Adams Mike
Reg Lye Mr. Trivers

Technical Credits
Leslie Martinson Director
Max Benedict Editor
Maurice Carter Art Director
Alan Cassie Set Decoration/Design
Johnny Dankworth Score Composer,Songwriter
John Kohn Producer
Lorenzo Semple Screenwriter
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [1:13]
2. A Perfect Dive [2:44]
3. The Men From H.A.D.E.S. [4:48]
4. The Fire Dragon [2:22]
5. A Bee in Her Bonnet [1:00]
6. Merriweather's Guest [2:44]
7. Reluctant Allies [2:12]
8. Casa Miguel [1:08]
9. An Intercepted Message [5:40]
10. The Bait [1:22]
11. Serapkin [1:36]
12. Fire Down Below [1:29]
13. Speedboat Scramble [3:09]
14. Merriweather's Trap [3:44]
15. On the Run [1:44]
16. The Bull [5:18]
17. A Strange Story [2:04]
18. In a Crunch [4:34]
19. Dealing With Serapkin [4:21]
20. Mike's Camera [1:28]
21. Fatal Mistake [3:14]
22. Twisted Truth [2:27]
23. Extra Baggage [5:25]
24. Surrounded by Men [2:39]
25. The Name of the Game [2:29]
26. Getting out of Spain [2:21]
27. Three for Ankara [4:41]
28. A Flying Lesson [3:31]
29. Death in the Air [1:54]
30. Fathom Flies Alone [4:22]
31. A Wish Come True [5:27]
32. End Titles [4:35]

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