Fathom (1967), starring Raquel Welch, Anthony Franciosa
Fathom is supposed to be a parody of the spy genre. However, it isn’t. It’s simply an excuse for the shapely Raquel Welch to change from a red swimsuit to a skydiving suit to a lime bikini, skin-tight outfit with cleavage window, to another swimsuit.
Raquel Welch may have become an actress, but there’s no evidence of her acting ability here. Her performances are wooden. The plot of the movie deals with her playing Fathom (an odd name that gets played with multiple times). She’s a sky diver, who’s talked into helping one person to retrieve a nuclear device. Which turns into a stolen Chinese artifact, according to a second person. Then a third.
Unless you’re a fan of watching Raquel Welch in a swimsuit, you can safely ignore this movie.
- Anthony Franciosa (A Face in the Crowd) … Peter Merriwether
- Raquel Welch (The Three Musketeers 1973) … Fathom Harvill
- Ronald Fraser … Colonel Campbell
- Richard Briers … Timothy
- Greta Chi … Jo-May
- Tom Adams (The Great Escape) … Mike
- Elizabeth Ercy … Ulla
- Ann Lancaster … Mrs. Trivers
- Tutte Lemkow (Theater of Blood) … Mehmed
- Reg Lye … Mr. Trivers
- Clive Revill (The Emperor’s New Clothes) … Serapkin