Made originally as a 90-minute TV special on ABC, and sponsored by Xerox, this all-star vehicle closely resembles the 1947 Dick Powell film, TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, although there is no nod to that in the credits. Ian Fleming wrote the story but died before he could do the screenplay,
and there is more than a little Bondsmanship in it. The same director who helmed DR. NO handles the chores here. After the TV showing in April, 1966, several minutes of footage that were too rough for tube viewing were restored in the theatrical version. Boyd is a drug operative for the US
government. He's murdered in the desert wasteland of Iran while attempting an opium buy. Howar...