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Although one of the greatest female dancers in the history of the movie musical, Cyd Charisse singing in films was almost always dubbed. A young Vikki Carr performed her singing in The Silencers (1966).
The gorgeous statuesque blond stripper in the opening title sequence is dancer Larri Thomas who would later portray Henrietta Hippo on TV's New Zoo Revue in the early 1970s.
In the scene where Matt Helm (Dean Martin) is checking into the Phoenix Hotel and Andreyev (Roger C. Carmel) is lurking in the foreground, the hotel newsstand is immediately behind him. The newsstand shelf is lined with books from Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm series, on which the movie is based.
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The letters in the name of the BIG O criminal organization is an acronym. The organization's full name is the Bureau for International Government and Order.
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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 Sometime" also made its first cameo in this series (being played on Helm's car).
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A Frank Sinatra song (Come Fly With Me) had a cameo in this movie series. It would be followed in the movie The Ambushers by another Sinatra song Strangers In the Night. Both songs were always played before or after Dean Martin's song Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime whenever Matt Helm is trying to set a romantic mood with a girl. Also, in both occasions, Martin made fun of those songs(calling in this movie the first song disgusting and referring the second song as a Perry Como song in The Ambushers).
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The name "Tung-Tze" means "to rule" in Chinese.
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This is the only film in the series to take place entirely within the United States.
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ICE is an acronym for Intelligence and Counter Espionage.
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Actress Cyd Charisse received a 'guest star' credit.
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The Matt Helm movies were considered America's 1960s equivalent of James Bond. This movie had a cast member called David Bond who played a Dr. No (1962) like name sounding character called Dr. Naldi.
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This is the only film in the series where you hear his code name 'Eric' mentioned.
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