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Matchless (1967)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 13 August 1967 (Italy)
A secret agent possesses a ring that makes him invisible for a short time, once every 10 hours. He is in pursuit of an evil criminal mastermind but, at the same time, must evade an enemy agent who also wants the ring.

Director:

Alberto Lattuada
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick O'Neal ... Perry 'Matchless' Liston
Ira von Fürstenberg ... Arabella (as Ira Furstenberg)
Donald Pleasence ... Gregori Andreanu
Henry Silva ... Hank Norris
Nicoletta Machiavelli ... Tipsy
Howard St. John ... General Shapiro
Sorrell Booke ... Colonel Coolpepper
Tiziano Cortini Tiziano Cortini ... Hogdon (as Lewis Jordan)
Elisabetta Wu Elisabetta Wu ... O-Lan (as Elisabeth Wu)
Giulio Donnini Giulio Donnini
Ennio Antonelli Ennio Antonelli
Eddra Gale ... (as Edra Gale)
Andy Ho Andy Ho ... O-Chin (as Handy Ho)
M. Mishiku M. Mishiku ... Li-Huang
Jacques Herlin ... O-Chin's Doctor
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A secret agent possesses a ring that makes him invisible for a short time, once every 10 hours. He is in pursuit of an evil criminal mastermind but, at the same time, must evade an enemy agent who also wants the ring.

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THIS WOMAN is the most thrilling act of espionage you've ever seen! She holds the key to "Matchless" - a spy plot as flawless as her beauty - as reckless as her body!


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Trivia

The title, "Matchless", is a play on "Flint" from "Our Man Flint". The Flint films were spoofs of the Bond films, which many argue were spoofs of the Bond novels, which themselves were spoofs of the prevailing spy thrillers of their day. So this film is essentially a spoof of a spoof of a spoof of a spoof. See more »

Crazy Credits

The word "Assistant" is consistently misspelled as "Assistent" in the titles. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sandra: The Making of a Woman (1970) See more »

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GOOD FAST PACED MOVIE AHEAD OF IT'S TIME
11 April 2020 | by larryandersonSee all my reviews

Donald Pleasance (in a pre-Bond appearance), used ROBOTS to serve food in his castle. This was in 1967 and today we use them in serving positions and call it AI. The movie moves along well with a fabulous cast of international stars and many "familiar" Italian actors known in that era. A somewhat believable story from start to finish. However, the escape across the river in the Car that is ALSO a Boat was taken directly from Richard Harrison's 1965, SECRET AGENT FIREBALL. They even used the river tunnels in much the same fashion. However, watch it if you like Euro-Spy movies.


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Country:

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Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

13 August 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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