Dr. Goldfoot And The Girl Bombs (Italy 1966)

Rating: *
Review Date: 5/25/16
Cast: Vincent Price, Fabian, Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Laura Antonelli, Moa Tahi

"Programmed for love and destruction."

Simply terrible. "Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine" (1965) didn't fare well in America, but it was well received in Italy for some reason. As a result, a sequel was shot in Italy with a primarily Italian cast. Vincent Price returns as the sinister Dr. Goldfoot, who is up to his old tricks again. This time he seeks world domination by using his exploding female robots to assassinate high ranking NATO generals so that he can trigger a full scale nuclear war between the United States and Russia. Disgraced SIC agent Bill Dexter (Fabian) and two Italian idiots are on the case, which severely tests the audience's patience. The film ends with an overly long chase through an amusement park, followed by a race between a hot air balloon and a B-52 bomber. Wow... Who comes up with this crap?

A delightfully fiendish Vincent Price sparkles with childish glee and appears to be having a great time, while the rest of the cast falls miserably flat. The slapstick is painfully unfunny and Franco Franchi's inane mugging is unbearable. Laura Antonelli and Moa Tahi provide some female eye candy, but it's not enough to distract from the overwhelming awfulness of the production. After this cinematic disaster, it's no surprise that Dr. Goldfoot slipped quietly into obscurity and didn't spawn any more sequels.