Modesty Blaise. 1966. Great Britain. Directed by Joseph Losey. Screenplay by Evan Jones, based on the comic strip by Peter O’Donnell, Jim Holdaway. With Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde. 119 min.
Based on the popular British comic strip, Modesty Blaise recounts how the titular heroine emerged with amnesia from a Greek refugee camp in 1945 and wandered postwar Europe until connecting with Lob, a fellow refugee, and eventually becoming a formidable spy. When Blaise is charged with protecting a shipment of diamonds heading to the Middle East, the loot attracts the attention of a jewel thief.