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Dean Martin has his work cut out for him in his second outing as Matt Helm, with co-star Ann-Margret virtually stealing the film as the wild, mod, frug-crazy daughter of a scientist kidnapped by villain Julian Wall (Karl Malden). A top man in evil group, The Big O, Wall wants the abducted researcher to implement his heliobeam invention – which harnesses energy from the sun – for wicked purposes as the ultimate weapon. Before Helm gets involved, The Big O goes on a global killing spree of secret agent good guys, and Helm fakes his own demise, all the better to go deep undercover. Helm’s boss, Mac (James Gregory) sends him to the French Riviera as the best place to start his search for the missing scientist. In the process, Helm not only runs into Ann-Margret, but a gorgeous villainess (Camilla Sparv) and his real life son, Dean Paul Martin, performing a Boyce & Hart song with his pop group Dino, Desi & Billy in a Mediterranean discotheque.
“Nobody can go-go dance their little heart out quite like Ann-Margret, in knockout costumes by Moss Mabry… Margret goes all out, coming across like a Hanna-Barbera heroine and even proves quite adept as an action girl in the exciting hovercraft chase climax. Director Henry Levin… maintains a zesty, comic book pace” – Andrew Pragasam, The Spinning Image
- Henry Levin
- Dean Martin, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden, Camilla Sparv, James Gregory, Beverly Adams
- Running Time
- 105 minutes
Kitten with a Whip
She’s all out for kicks… and every inch of her spells excitement! In her first dramatic film role, Ann-Margret stuns as Jody, a young damsel in distress who is lucky to find aid at the home of politician David Stratton (John Forsythe)… or so he believes. By the time David learns who Jody really is and what she is truly capable of, it’s too late for him to escape. Now, his marriage, career, and life rest in the hands of a group of lawless youth.
- Douglas Heyes
- Ann-Margret, John Forsythe, Peter Brown, Patricia Barry, Richard Anderson
- Running Time
- 83 minutes