VALLEY OF THE EAGLES
1951, 82 min, Dir: Terence Young

Over 10 years before he helmed the early installments of the James Bond series (DR. NO, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, THUNDERBALL), director Terence Young crafted this thrilling chase across the frozen Swedish countryside. When Norwegian scientist Dr. Nils Ahlen (John McCallum) discovers that his wife (Mary Laura Wood) has run off with his laboratory assistant (Anthony Dawson) and has stolen his precious invention that produces energy from sound waves, he enlists the help of veteran police inspector Peterson (Jack Warner) to track them down. With Peterson and Ahlen on their tail, the lovers head into the frigid Lapland, where they hope to escape into the Soviet Union. Neither side, however, is prepared for the natural dangers that await them.


WAIT UNTIL DARK
1967, Warner Bros., 108 min, USA, Dir: Terence Young

The original tagline perfectly captures the spine-tingling chill of Terence Young’s notorious thriller: “The blinds moving up and down… The squeaking shoes… And then the knife whistling past her ear.” Audrey Hepburn stars as Susy Hendrix, a blind woman terrorized by a duo of thugs and psychopathic mastermind Roat (Alan Arkin) as they search for a doll stuffed with heroin believed to be in her apartment. Hepburn received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her frighteningly believable performance.


THUNDERBALL
1965, MGM/Park Circus, 130 min, UK, Dir: Terence Young

Bond’s therapeutic rest cure is cut short when a British bomber with two A-bombs aboard is hijacked by SPECTRE and secreted below the waters of the Caribbean. Featuring three of the most dynamic Bond women ever: Claudine Auger as Domino; fiery Luciana Paluzzi as Fiona Volpe; and Martine Beswick as Paula, Bond’s assistant.


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