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Lindsay Shonteff est un Réalisateur, Scénariste et Producteur Canadien né le 5 novembre 1935 à Toronto (Canada)

Lindsay Shonteff

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Nom de naissance Lindsay Craig Shonteff
Nationalité Canada
Naissance 5 novembre 1935 à Toronto (Canada)
Mort 11 mars 2006 (à 70 ans)

Lindsay Craig Shonteff (5 November 1935-11 March 2006) was a Canadian born film director, film producer and screenwriter who achieved fame for low-budget films produced in England.

Biographie

Lindsay Shonteff was born in Toronto, Ontario and made his directing, producing, editing and screenwriting debut in 1959 with a Canadian made Western The Hired Gun/The Last Gunfighter that he edited in his own home. After the film's release, Shonteff went to England following his friend fellow Canadian Sidney J. Furie.

Shonteff's English debut was Devil Doll (1964) that Furie was originally scheduled to direct. Furie was offered a more prestigious film so recommended his fellow Canadian Shonteff. Richard Gordon said Furie advised Shonteff throughout the making of the film. Shonteff had to re-edit the horror tale of a ventriloquist's dummy to avoid an X rating from the British Board of Film Censors.

This film led to interest from Columbia Pictures for a contract but Shonteff argued over the matter and the contract did not come through.

Shonteff then filmed the "African horror adventure" Curse of Simba/Curse of the Voodoo for Richard Gordon again starring Bryant Haliday with outdoor sequences filmed in Regents Park in London.

In 1965 Shonteff co-wrote and directed a James Bond type film for producer S.J.H. "James" Ward Licensed to Kill with Tom Adams as agent Charles Vine. The film was picked up for American and international release by Joseph E. Levine; re-edited and retitled The Second Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World with a new title song written by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen and performed by Sammy Davis Jr. The American publicity campaign for the James Bond exploitation film echoed the 'Number 2, but tries harder' advertising of the Avis Rent a Car System prevalent at the time. Reportedly Shonteff was offered a contract by 20th Century Fox but disagreed on conditions. Adams reprised Charles Vine in two more films without his Mauser C96 or Shonteff though Shonteff collaborated again with producer James Ward in Run With the Wind with Francesca Annis in 1966.

Shonteff directed Harry Alan Towers's The Million Eyes of Su-Muru with Shirley Eaton and George Nader based on a story by Sax Rohmer the following year.

In 1970 Shonteff directed the cult film Permissive which explored the ruthless world of the 'groupie'.

With the publicity battle between the rival James Bonds of Albert R. Broccoli's The Spy Who Loved Me and Kevin McClory's projected James Bond of the Secret Service in 1976, Shonteff returned to the secret agent fold with his superspy now calling himself Charles Bind in Number One of the Secret Service (with Nicky Henson) that was originally titled 008 of the Secret Service, Licensed to Love and Kill (with Gareth Hunt) (1979) and Michael Howe in Number One Gun (1990). Shonteff also directed Len Deighton's Spy Story in 1976 and filmed How Sleep the Brave, a Vietnam war filmed in England in 1981.

Shonteff died on the last day of production of his final film Angels, Devils, and Men.
When Lindsay Shonteff died, he was married to his wife of over 44 years Christina Shonteff.

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Filmographie de Lindsay Shonteff (11 films)

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Réalisateur

How Sleep the Brave, 1h30
Réalisé par Lindsay Shonteff
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Guerre
Thèmes Politique
Acteurs Thomas M. Pollard, Billy Campbell
Note62% 3.102893.102893.102893.102893.10289
During the Vietnam War of Christmas 1969, a group of fresh young American soldiers who arrive at an army camp in Vietnam are sent to patrol in a nearby jungle. Once they have killed a few Viet Cong soldiers and losing a couple of their comrades in the battle, they return to camp. They are now sent on a mission, which is to destroy a Viet Cong village. After they destroy the village, they embark on a hazardous journey through a jungle to board a helicopter and return to camp. But, it's only a matter of who will survive the Viet Cong's gunshots and make it to the helicopter.
Licensed to Love and Kill, 1h34
Réalisé par Lindsay Shonteff
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Action
Thèmes Espionnage
Acteurs Gareth Hunt, Nick Tate, Geoffrey Keen, Don Fellows, John Arnatt, Toby Robins
Note48% 2.4423652.4423652.4423652.4423652.442365
Secret Agent Charles Bind is called in to investigate the disappearance of Lord Dangerfield, a British diplomat. The trail leads Bind to Dangefield’s daughter Carlotta Muff-Dangerfield who is called “Lotta Muff”, an ambitious American Senator named Lucifer Orchid, and Bind’s counterpart in the forces of evil, Ultra One.
No. 1 of the Secret Service, 1h31
Réalisé par Lindsay Shonteff
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Action, Policier
Thèmes Espionnage
Acteurs Nicky Henson, Richard Todd, Aimi Macdonald, Geoffrey Keen, Dudley Sutton, Sue Lloyd
Note47% 2.370692.370692.370692.370692.37069
Eccentric Arthur Loveday decides to do his bit for world peace by having influential financiers assassinated. With regular law enforcement agencies powerless to prevent their deaths, Her Majesty's Government sends in their top agent Charles Bind who is licensed to kill.
On m'appelle Zapper, 1h32
Réalisé par Lindsay Shonteff
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Action, Aventure
Acteurs Linda Marlowe, Richard Monette, Jack May, William Hootkins, John Salthouse, Carl Forgione
Note52% 2.6465352.6465352.6465352.6465352.646535
Harriet Zapper est une femme détective privé. Un vieil homme l'emploie pour qu'elle lui retrouve ses enfants disparus.
The Million Eyes of Sumuru, 1h35
Réalisé par Lindsay Shonteff
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Action, Aventure, Espionnage, Policier
Thèmes Espionnage, La musique, Musique
Acteurs Frankie Avalon, George Nader, Maria Rohm, Shirley Eaton, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Klaus Kinski
Note31% 1.5991451.5991451.5991451.5991451.599145
Un playboy (Frankie Avalon) et un agent de la CIA (George Nader) sauvent les hommes du monde de Sumuru qui prévoit la domination du monde en ayant son armée sexy féminine éliminer les leaders masculins et les remplacer par ses agents féminins.
Curse Of The Voodoo, 1h17
Réalisé par Lindsay Shonteff
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Horreur
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale
Acteurs Bryant Haliday, Dennis Price, Lisa Daniely, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Mary Kerridge, John Witty
Note33% 1.6675951.6675951.6675951.6675951.667595
When White hunter Mike Stacey kills a lion in Simbazi country in Africa, he is cursed by the tribal chief. When the curse that manifests itself with hallucinations follows him to England he consults an expert on the subject. The expert informs Stacey the only way to remove the curse is to return to Africa and personally kill the man who put it on him.
Licensed to Kill, 1h36
Réalisé par Lindsay Shonteff
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Action, Aventure, Espionnage
Thèmes Espionnage
Acteurs Tom Adams, Karel Štěpánek, Sammy Davis Jr., Veronica Hurst, Peter C. Bull, John Arnatt
Note62% 3.102253.102253.102253.102253.10225
Facing numerous assassination attempts, a Swedish scientist who has invented an anti-gravity device and his daughter seek to provide the invention to the United Kingdom. With James Bond unavailable, H.M. Government provides Agent Charles Vine (Tom Adams), a former mathematician, as a bodyguard and exterminator.
La poupée diabolique, 1h21
Réalisé par Lindsay Shonteff
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Horreur
Thèmes La musique, Musique
Acteurs Bryant Haliday, William Sylvester, Yvonne Romain, Sandra Dorne, Karel Štěpánek, Sadie Corré
Note41% 2.060912.060912.060912.060912.06091
Le Grand Vorelli se produit à la fois en tant que ventriloque et hypnotiseur. Dans son numéro, il utilise une marionnette nommée Hugo, celle-ci bouge sans que l'artiste ne la manipule... Après avoir fait la connaissance de Mark et Marianne à l'issue de son spectacle, le Grand Vorelli fait de Marianne l'une de ses victimes, ce qui incite Mark à enquêter sur le passé de ce mystérieux personnage.
Permissive
Réalisé par Lindsay Shonteff
Origine Royaume-uni

Suzy (Maggie Stride) arrives in London with nowhere to stay. She meets a friend, Fiona (Gay Singleton), a groupie who has settled into a relationship with Lee (Alan Gorrie), bass player and singer with the band Forever More. At first Suzy is just one of many girls who follow the groups and make themselves sexually available to musicians and their hangers-on (a type represented by Forever More's road manager Jimmy, played by Gilbert Wynne). When the band go on tour she is left behind. For some time she lives on the streets with Pogo (Robert D'Aubigny, credited as "Robert Daubigny"), a gentle hippie drifter who is eventually killed in a road accident.

Scénariste

No. 1 of the Secret Service, 1h31
Réalisé par Lindsay Shonteff
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Action, Policier
Thèmes Espionnage
Acteurs Nicky Henson, Richard Todd, Aimi Macdonald, Geoffrey Keen, Dudley Sutton, Sue Lloyd
Note47% 2.370692.370692.370692.370692.37069
Eccentric Arthur Loveday decides to do his bit for world peace by having influential financiers assassinated. With regular law enforcement agencies powerless to prevent their deaths, Her Majesty's Government sends in their top agent Charles Bind who is licensed to kill.
Licensed to Kill, 1h36
Réalisé par Lindsay Shonteff
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Action, Aventure, Espionnage
Thèmes Espionnage
Acteurs Tom Adams, Karel Štěpánek, Sammy Davis Jr., Veronica Hurst, Peter C. Bull, John Arnatt
Note62% 3.102253.102253.102253.102253.10225
Facing numerous assassination attempts, a Swedish scientist who has invented an anti-gravity device and his daughter seek to provide the invention to the United Kingdom. With James Bond unavailable, H.M. Government provides Agent Charles Vine (Tom Adams), a former mathematician, as a bodyguard and exterminator.

Producteur

La poupée diabolique, 1h21
Réalisé par Lindsay Shonteff
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Horreur
Thèmes La musique, Musique
Acteurs Bryant Haliday, William Sylvester, Yvonne Romain, Sandra Dorne, Karel Štěpánek, Sadie Corré
Rôle Producteur
Note41% 2.060912.060912.060912.060912.06091
Le Grand Vorelli se produit à la fois en tant que ventriloque et hypnotiseur. Dans son numéro, il utilise une marionnette nommée Hugo, celle-ci bouge sans que l'artiste ne la manipule... Après avoir fait la connaissance de Mark et Marianne à l'issue de son spectacle, le Grand Vorelli fait de Marianne l'une de ses victimes, ce qui incite Mark à enquêter sur le passé de ce mystérieux personnage.