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A British aircraft manufacturer is testing a new fighter airplane, but
someone is sabotaging all the tests & killing quite a few engineers,
which is not exactly preventing the plane from being developed, but
jeopardizes contract with the military worth several hundred million
Pounds - & this of course calls for insurance detective Bulldog
Drummond (Richard Johnson).
Drummond, along with his self-employed naive assistant Flicky (Sydne
Rome) soon find several suspects: Baroness Helga (Daliah Lavi) - who makes
a few attempts on Drummond's life -, her partner in crime Pandora (Beba
Loncar), & mysterious businessman Torenson.
Soon the trail leeds to Africa ... & to a raceboat run by Hans
Kruger (Douglas Sheldon) ?
Fact is, Kruger's raceboat runs on infrasonic soundwaves (don't ask),
& obvioulsy the villain, whoever it is, needs them for an infrasonic
weapon. Drummond tries to protect the boat, but that only leads to him
& his new bodyguard Butch Carruthers (Ronnie Stevens) being kidnapped
to the lead villain's secret island headquarters. & the lead villains
is ... of course Drummond's arch nemesis Carl Peterson (James Villiers),
who has been disguised as Torenson to stay withthe action.
& on his island, Peterson is not only guarded by Baroness Helga
& Penelope, but also by a bunch of female androids, & it seems
that Flicky has been in his services as well.
However, instead of killing Drummond right away, Peterson discusses his
plans to sabotage the testflight of the new ultrasonic plane using
infrasonic soundwaves - he needed the boat to get the technology - with
Drummond over dinner. & while Drummond doesn't approve, there seems to
be pretty little he can do, especially since he is to be executed the next
morning. But then the Baroness has put it into her head to have sex with
him on the eve before his death, & after having satisfied her,
Drummond finds an opportunity to slip out of his room, escape all the
robots &, witht he help of Flicky, who turns out to be a CIA agent
after all, hide somewhere on the premises, and when the place is
thoroughly searched by Peterson's androids, Drummond finds out that robot
number seven (Vanessa Howard), always the most ineffective of the bunch,
is also on his side.
The only bad thing is that Peterson has now found out about Flicky ...
Noon the next day: The airplane is already high up in the air when
Peterson shoots his infrasonic soundwaves at it, which cause it to rise
ever higher & higher until it eventually gets into orbit, which it's
clearly not built for. But Drummond can prevent that just in time, rushing
in in a critical moment & using Peterson's very own weapon, the
infrasonic device, against him, destroying all his fancy getup &
saving the airplane from desaster just in time.
Then he turns the robots against one another, & eventually it all
ends in a bang, with only himself, Butch, Flicky & robot number seven
escaping. & wouldn't you know it, in the end, Butch gets the girl -
Flicky that is - & Flicky gets the infrasonic device .... just too bad
it turns out she's working for the KGB (as it turns out right then).
Drummond is left behind with robot number seven, who now turns out to
not be a robot after all.
While the first of the 1960's Bulldog Drummond films, Deadlier
than the Male, made a serious attempt to rip off the James Bond
formula (but turned out to be little more than a average if entertaining
typical 1960's espionage film), Some Girls Do throws all attempts
at seriousness overboard, the formula his here turned into parody: all the
supporting characters are wild eccentrics (most notably Robert Morley, who
runs a cooking school for statesmen & spies, always wears an apron
& is called Miss Mary), the film always goes for a joke rather than
narrative coherence, & every excuse is used to show women in bathing
Consciously silly & thus highly entertaining.