Release date1967 WriterErmanno Donati (story), Alberto Lattuada, Luigi Malerba, Jack Pulman, Piero Regnoli Music directorEnnio Morricone, Piero Piccioni, Gino Marinuzzi Jr. ScreenplayAlberto Lattuada, Luigi Malerba, Jack Pulman, Piero Regnoli CastPatrick O'Neal (Perry 'Matchless' Liston), Ira von Fürstenberg (Arabella), Donald Pleasence (Gregori Andreanu), Henry Silva (Hank Norris), Nicoletta Machiavelli (Tipsy), Howard St. John (General Shapiro) Similar moviesDr. No, Salt, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., From Russia With Love
TaglineTHIS 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!
Matchless 1967 pt 1
Matchless (also known as Mission Top Secret) is a 1967 Italian science fiction-comedy film directed by Alberto Lattuada. It parodies the spy film genre.
In a contemporary review, Variety stated that "if audiences are not yet satiated with spy spoofs, United Artists' "Matchless" may get an appreciative reception from the action market." The review noted that "the film doesn't take itself too seriously and makes some clever gibes at the expense of military and intelligence powers of all nationalities." and that "uneven acting and technical credits hamper the film's chances of rising above programmer status."