Saturday, February 13, 2010

Matt Helm

Wrecking Crew (1969)
Directed by Phil Karlson
Screenplay by William P. McGivern
Starring Dean Martin for the last time as Matt Helm
Elke Sommer
Sharon Tate (in one of her last roles)
Nancy Kwan
Nigel Green
Chuck Norris (His first film role)
Tina Louise
John Larch

This was the final film in the Matt Helm series. Although plans were afoot for a fifth film ("The Ravagers"), as well as a proposed teaming with Frank Sinatra for "Matt Helm Meets Tony Rome", the poor box-office showing of both "The Wrecking Crew" and Sinatra's second go round as Rome in "Lady In Cement" brought the Matt Helm series to an end.


  1. Hey pallie, thanks so much for sharin' more Dino-devotion at your pad....just a Dino-note that there has been some thoughts that our Dino decided in the negative for "The Revangers" 'cause of the murder of Miss fact I believe that Colombia sued our great man over his unwillingness to take the 5th...

  2. Hey it was my pleasure to post all the Dino Helm caps, hope to do more Dino caps probably from his westerns.
    As far as i know you might be right, Dino didn't want to make anymore but would have loved to have seen a Matt Helm/Tony Rome film.

  3. Hey pallie, man I'm with ya on the Matt Helm?Tony Rome idear...certainly our Dino coulda given the frankie some pointers

  4. Wasn't Dino's daughter Deana called to testify as a witness for the prosecution in the Manson Family murder trial(s)? Six degrees of separation...