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Release Date:
18 February 1966 (USA) See more »
Follow Matt Helm secret agent from bedroom to bedlam with guns, girls and dynamite! See more »
In this, the first Matt Helm movie, we see Matt Helm coaxed out of semi-retirement by an attractive ex-partner... See more » | Add synopsis »
2 nominations See more »
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Beautiful, Funny Stella Stevens steals this film! See more (42 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dean Martin ... Matt Helm

Stella Stevens ... Gail Hendricks

Daliah Lavi ... Tina

Victor Buono ... Tung-Tze

Arthur O'Connell ... Joe Wigman

Robert Webber ... Sam Gunther

James Gregory ... MacDonald

Nancy Kovack ... Barbara

Roger C. Carmel ... Andreyev

Cyd Charisse ... Sarita
Beverly Adams ... Lovey Kravezit
Richard Devon ... Domino
David Bond ... Dr. Naldi
John Reach ... Traynor
Robert Phillips ... 1st Armed Man
John Willis ... M.C.
Frank Gerstle ... Frazer

Grant Woods ... Radio Man
Patrick Waltz ... Hotel Clerk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Todd Armstrong ... Guard (uncredited)
Barbara Burgess ... Slaymate (uncredited)

Vikki Carr ... Sarita (singing voice) (uncredited)
Amadee Chabot ... Girl (uncredited)
Carol Cole ... Waitress (uncredited)
Myron Cook ... Guard (uncredited)
Bill Couch ... Armed Man (uncredited)
John Daheim ... Student Guard (uncredited)
Dirk Evans ... Armed Man (uncredited)
Robert Glenn ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Pilot (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... (uncredited)

Frank Hagney ... Drunk (uncredited)
Patrick Hawley ... Eddie the Bartender (uncredited)

Chuck Hicks ... Armed Man (uncredited)
Harry Holcombe ... Agent 'X' (uncredited)
Susan Holloway ... Slaymate (uncredited)
Thomas Horton ... Hunter (uncredited)
Ted Jordan ... Man (uncredited)
Art Koulias ... Engineer (uncredited)
Gary Lasdun ... Armed Man (uncredited)
Anna Lavele ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Grace Lee ... Oriental Girl (uncredited)
Karen Lee ... Slaymate (uncredited)

Nelson Leigh ... Man (uncredited)
Victoria Lockwood ... Slaymate (uncredited)
Gay MacGill ... Slaymate (uncredited)
Mary Jane Mangler ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Gigi Michel ... Slaymate (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Ray Montgomery ... Agent 'C' (uncredited)
Inga Neilsen ... Statue (uncredited)
Margie Nelson ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Scott Perry ... Guard (uncredited)
Pat Renella ... Man (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Bruce Ritchey ... Hunter (uncredited)
Pamela Rodgers ... Slaymate (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Waiter (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Tom Steele ... Guard (uncredited)
Thomas A. Sweet ... Guard (uncredited)
Margaret Teele ... Slaymate (uncredited)
Rita Thiel ... Slaymate (uncredited)
Larri Thomas ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Glenn Thompson ... Student Guard (uncredited)
Marilyn Tindall ... Slaymate (uncredited)
Richard Tretter ... Guard (uncredited)
Vincent Van Lynn ... Agent 'Z' (uncredited)
Robert Ward ... Man (uncredited)
Jan Watson ... Slaymate (uncredited)
Guy Wilkerson ... Farmer (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Karlson 
Writing credits
Donald Hamilton (novels "The Silencers" and "Death of a Citizen")

Oscar Saul (screenplay)

Produced by
Irving Allen .... producer
James Schmerer .... associate producer (as Jim Schmerer)
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Burnett Guffey (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
Art Direction by
Joseph C. Wright  (as Joe Wright)
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
Costume Design by
Moss Mabry 
Makeup Department
Virginia Jones .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Ralph E. Black .... unit production manager (as Ralph Black)
Sergei Petschnikoff .... unit production manager (as Sergei Petchnikoff)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Curtis Havens .... second unit director (as James Havens)
Clark L. Paylow .... assistant director (as Clark Paylow)
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound (as Lambert Day)
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
Special Effects by
Marlowe Newkirk .... special effects (uncredited)
Bill Couch .... stunts (uncredited)
John Daheim .... stunts (uncredited)
Sol Gorss .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Gray .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hicks .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunts (uncredited)
Thomas A. Sweet .... stunts (uncredited)
Glen Thompson .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Friedman .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sy Devore .... wardrobe: Dean Martin
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Herbert Baker .... parodies
Robert Sidney .... choreographer
George Barris .... car customizer (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Jean-Étienne Siry .... poster designer (french version) (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
102 min
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (1966) | Sweden:15 | UK:A | UK:PG (video rating) (1990) | USA:Approved (cut) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

The name "Tung-Tze" means "to rule" in Chinese.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: The line to the squibs under Kovack's shirt, running down her leg, can clearly be seen for a fraction of a second at the instant she is shot.See more »
Tina:[concerned about a sniper outside] But what happens if he hits the gas tank?
Matt Helm:Smokey the Bear won't like it. Get in.
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19 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful, Funny Stella Stevens steals this film!, 2 October 2002
Author: ( from San Francisco, California

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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