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Roger Moore : The Non-Bond Poster Gallery

Sure it’s easy to argue that Moore essentially played James Bond in practically everything before and after he received his official license to kill. Having grown up in the later Moore era of Bond put him in my field of view from an early age. He was an action star to a young kid who would look for his films once the VHS era hit allowing us to take him home for a three night rental.

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Films like 1979’s Escape to Athena that placed him out front of a top flight cast.

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Isn’t it ironic that he had this to say in this 1970 feature …….. “Espionage isn’t all James Bond on Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Industry goes in for it too, you know. ”

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Teaming with western star Clint Walker for an outdoor adventure back in 1961.

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I’m getting that James Bond feeling looking at this 1969 half sheet.

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I for one really enjoy the banter Roger displayed with Tony Curtis for 24 episodes on the TV show The Persuaders. Like many one hour shows from the past, they were strung together to create movies for overseas release. Mission to Monte Carlo being one of them.

His character was Lord Brett Sinclair. “There’s no need to kneel, I’m a very democratic sort of lord. ”

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Opposite Lee Marvin in Shout at the Devil.

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For my money one of the most enjoyable men on a mission flicks to see is …….

wild geese half sheet

On one hand this action flick was known in some quarters as North Sea Hijack.

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In others it was simply titled, ffolkes.

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13 Comments »

  1. I *only* came here for the ffolkes poster I figured you owned, lol. Okay, just kidding – your galleries are always a treat. I didn’t like the film when I saw it back when it was released, but two more times on cable warmed me up to it. That Wild Geese poster made me laugh out loud because my brain froze at figuring out what **** stood for on the poster as a teenager and just now seeing it again. Damn, I have a bad memory at times! ;D

  2. Reblogged this on Mike's Take On the Movies ………. Rediscovering Cinema's Past and commented:

    Receiving the news that the James Bond of my youth has passed away. While I came to like Connery in the role with the VHS era it’s hard not to see Moore as Bond from the vantage point of a youngster going to the theater and seeing Moore on the big screen enacting outrageous acts of heroism and dazzling one beauty after another. I’ll miss him but thankfully we have the movies to welcome him back into our living rooms whenever we feel the urge.

  3. The Persuaders! Yes, I remember growing up with that show here in the UK, although I first saw Moore in reruns of The Saint. It was the golden era of escapist TV in the Uk. Pure adventure. You never got to find out about any character’s inner conflicts, their backstory, their twisted motivation, none of that malarkey! Just sheer fun. Sure, some of the shows were a bit silly (and actually not very good!) but I kinda miss all that. I mean where else could you see your heroes in different exotic foreign locations every single week? Paris, Geneva, or Istanbul! It was just so glamorous. Sure, some cynics might say that it was just some scratchy footage from the film library cut in with scenes filmed in the studio at Shepperton or Cricklewood but I am not interested in the opinions of such people. Moore encapsulated that era for me. In fact, I associate him with that more than with Bond in a way. Sorry to see him leave us.

    • Love the Persuaders and you pretty much nailed why. The banter with him and Tony was pure fun. Moore was born to portray the playboy man of action and based on his fame, he did it exceedingly well.

  4. ‘North Sea HIjack’? Bah! It will always be ‘ffolkes’ to me…I saw it at the theater in 1980, and thought it was pretty cool. Love that poster, too. And I found out at work today about Roger…sad. I can’t believe he was almost 90!

    • ffolkes at the theater…. cool. I saw it on it’s Network Premiere back in the day. Good cast in that one including Michael Parks who we just lost as well. Because he was the second Bond I think it’s easy to assume he was younger than Connery when in fact he wasn’t.

      • That’s funny…I just went to my computer to check out that very fact, and found your comment. Moore looked (to me anyway) much younger than Connery in the early-70s, when he got his start in the Bond films, but now I see that he was three years older. And I forgot to ask: is that a white sticker at the bottom left of your ‘ffolkes’ poster? If so, why is it there?

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