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Donald Hamilton (novel)
William P. McGivern (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 December 1968 (Canada) See more »
Matt Helm gets it from the Wrecking Crew! See more »
The count has stolen enough gold to cause a financial crisis in the world markets so I.C.E. sends in ace spy Matt Helm to stop him... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Swinging '60s See more (41 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dean Martin ... Matt Helm

Elke Sommer ... Linka Karensky

Sharon Tate ... Freya Carlson

Nancy Kwan ... Yu-Rang

Nigel Green ... Count Massimo Contini

Tina Louise ... Lola Medina
John Larch ... MacDonald
John Brascia ... Karl
Weaver Levy ... Kim

Wilhelm von Homburg ... Gregor

Bill Saito ... Ching
Fuji ... Toki
Pepper Martin ... Frankie
Ted Jordan ... Guard (as Ted H. Jordan)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Biro ... Diplomat (uncredited)

Lynn Borden ... Miss Long Distance (uncredited)
Hy Chase ... Gold Guard (uncredited)
Whitney Chase ... Miss Natural Gas (uncredited)
Peter Chin ... Waiter (uncredited)
David Chow ... Bartender (uncredited)
Kenya Coburn ... Slaymate (uncredited)
Bill Couch ... Agent Cole (uncredited)
James Daris ... Davidson (uncredited)
Noel Drayton ... Lord Hardwicke (uncredited)
Sheila English ... Slaymate (uncredited)
Harry Fleer ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Tony Gardner ... Gold Guard (uncredited)
Harry Geldard ... Jennings (uncredited)
Tony Giorgio ... Agent (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Rex Holman ... J.B. (uncredited)
Brick Huston ... Nelson (uncredited)
Joséphine James ... Girl (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Officer in Hospital Room (uncredited)
Jon Kowal ... Kelly (uncredited)
Joe Lewis ... Guard (uncredited)
James Lloyd ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... Driver (uncredited)
Fredricka Meyers ... Slaymate (uncredited)
Celeste Michaels ... Slaymate (uncredited)
Stephen Mitchell ... Tram passenger (uncredited)
David Montresor ... Lord Penhurst (uncredited)
Byron Morrow ... Officer in Hospital Room (uncredited)

Chuck Norris ... Man in the House of 7 Joys (uncredited)
Ed Parker ... Guard (uncredited)
Cara Peters ... Miss Milkmaid (uncredited)
J.B. Pick ... The President (uncredited)
Allen Pinson ... Page (uncredited)
Bartlett Robinson ... Wellington (uncredited)
Bill M. Ryusaki ... Henri (uncredited)
Joe Sawyers ... Zarr (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Croupier (uncredited)
Fred Stromsoe ... Smith (uncredited)
Frank Tallman ... Pilot (uncredited)
Vincent Van Lynn ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Tram Operator (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Karlson 
Writing credits
Donald Hamilton (novel "The Wrecking Crew")

William P. McGivern (screenplay) (as William McGivern)

Produced by
Irving Allen .... producer
Harold F. Kress .... associate producer
Original Music by
Hugo Montenegro 
Cinematography by
Sam Leavitt (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Maury Winetrobe 
Art Direction by
Joseph C. Wright  (as Joe Wright)
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
Costume Design by
Moss Mabry 
Makeup Department
Hank Edds .... makeup artist: Dean Martin
Virginia Jones .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Ralph E. Black .... unit production manager (as Ralph Black)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerome M. Siegel .... assistant director (as Jerome Siegel)
John M. Poer .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Art Department
Max Frankel .... property master
Sound Department
James Z. Flaster .... sound (as James Flaster)
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
Bill Clark .... stunt double: Simon Scott (uncredited)
Bill Couch .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Gray .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hickman .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Lewis .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Ed Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Wally Rose .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts (uncredited)
Mary Statler .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Stone .... stunt double: Dean Martin (uncredited)
Fred Stromsoe .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sy Devore .... wardrobe: Dean Martin
Editorial Department
Oscar Denenberg .... assistant editor
Music Department
Hugo Montenegro .... conductor
John Bahler .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Al Capps .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Richard Hazard .... orchestrator (uncredited)
J. Hill .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Willis Holman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Bruce Lee .... karate advisor
Frank Tallman .... pilot: helicopter sequences
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated PG for sensuality, violence and some language (re-rating) (1996)
105 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (cut) | UK:A (original rating) | USA:M (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1996) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Bruce Lee was the martial arts adviser for this film. He also was brought in to train and teach Sharon Tate with her martial arts scenes.See more »
Continuity: Although the two cars hit side to side several times on the mountain road, there is no visible damage to either car.See more »
Lola Medina:I'm a gypsy, Mr. Helm. My father was a gypsy. And he taught us one thing: wise men enjoy pleasure before business.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Death in Hollywood (1990) (V)See more »
Anniversary SongSee more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Swinging '60s, 10 September 2012
Author: ebiros2 from United States

The movie is fantastic in its execution, not its substance, but it was never intended to be serious.

The movie has all the glamor, and opulence that only American movies seems to be able to deliver. The choice of color, the character, and of course the girls.

Dean Martin's Matt Helm was a product of the swinging '60s, and it's a beautiful movie in its own way. I wish that the modern movies had more of this kind of opulence to its style. Why not live a little like the way these people did ?

It's intentionally silly, but if you take away the silly it still has the glamor like nothing you see these days. The movie is worth seeing for this alone.

Elke Sommer, and Sharon Tate were beautiful, and we don't see beauties like this anymore either.

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