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In this, the first Matt Helm movie, we see Matt Helm coaxed out of semi-retirement by an attractive ex-partner. It seems that the evil Big O organization has a nefarious plan called "Operation: Fallout." If this plan comes to fruition, Big O will explode an atomic bomb over Alamogordo, NM, and start WWIII. Only Matt Helm can stop them. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Trivia

Aside from being Martin's first appearance as Matt Helm, his only Billboard Hot 100 number 1 single during the 60's "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes " also made its first cameo in this series (being played on Helms car). See more »

Goofs

During the car chase, Gail Hendricks can be seen sitting much closer to Matt Helm in the shots inside the car compared to the shots from outside (behind) the car. Also the front seat is significantly different when seen from outside the car. It is a bench seat with headrests. See more »

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Tina aka Cowboy: This is just like old times.
Matt Helm: Yeah, especially with that body on the floor.
[Pointing to Barbara in the background, who has just been shot twice in the back by Tina]
Tina aka Cowboy: What do we do with *her*?
Matt Helm: You put her on ice, let ICE take care of it.
Tina aka Cowboy: And what happens when the maid walks in, in the morning?
Matt Helm: You know, you're right. Let's put her in my bed, so we don't arouse suspicion.
[Matt and Tina start walking towards Barbara's body, cut]
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Crazy Credits

Woven (almost literally) through the opening credits are three cleverly staged striptease dances by Mary Jane Mangler (brunette in blue), Larri Thomas (blond in white), and 'guest star' Cyd Charisse in red (who also performs the title number, voice dubbed by Vikki Carr). Charisse emerges roughly 40 minutes later in the film as an actual character - nightclub dancer Sarita. See more »

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Referenced in The Sopranos: The Knight in White Satin Armor (2000) See more »

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Empty Saddles in the Old Corral
Written by Billy Hill
Parody lyrics by Herbert Baker
Sung by Dean Martin
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Beautiful, Funny Stella Stevens steals this film!
2 October 2002 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

This is the first, and BEST, Matt Helm movie. Stella Stevens steals the show with a wonderful comedic performance as a clumsy tourist suspected of being a spy. Dino is charming, but seems bored throughout the movie. Victor Buono is hilarious as the madman trying to start a nuclear war between the USSR and the USA.

This movie has TONS of 1960s in-jokes. There is a great scene where Dino and Stella are DRINKING LIQUOR while driving on the highway! That alone is worth watching. A concept car of Ford Motor Company was used for the interior of Matt Helm's 1965 Mercury Colony Park station wagon.


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