Monday, 4 July 2011

In Like Flint (1967)

In Like Flint is the 1967 sequel to the previous year’s; Our Man Flint and is a further parody of the spy genre.
In this one Derek Flint is called back into action to thwart a conspiracy of feminists that are planning to depose what they see as America’s ruling patriarchy.  To achieve their plans they must kidnap the US President, discredit the Z.O.W.I.E. Intelligence Agency and finally - and this is where the spacesuits come into it - commandeer a space platform armed with nukes.
Not unsurprisingly, the film ends up with Flint in space, dispatching the villain, saving the day and ending up in the loving embrace of a couple of Russian cosmonauts, defrosting the cold war, one Commie chick at a time.
And the space suits are the ones first seen in the Gerry Lewis film Way... Way Out.


1 comment:

  1. Yup. They got lotsa re-use before getting the Ape-pollo white-wash for "Escape to the Planet of the Apes" and "Star Wars"

    ● James Coburn's 1967 super-spy feature "In Like Flint".

    ● "Get Smart!" first episode
    "Pheasant Under Glass",
    Aired 9/26/1969

    ● "The Green Hornet" episode 25 - "Invasion from Outer Space" Part 2
    Aired March 17th, 1967

    ● Bob Hope wore one in a "Planet of the Shapes" skit with Sally Struthers in The Bob Hope Show Season 22, Ep 1, Aired 9/13/71

    I'm sure there are more tv/film appearances

    and numerous magazine photoshoots...