Matchless (film)

Matchless (also known as Mission Top Secret) is a 1967 Italian science fiction-comedy film directed by Alberto Lattuada.[1] It parodies the spy film genre.[2]

Directed byAlberto Lattuada
Produced byDino De Laurentiis
StarringPatrick O'Neal
Music byGino Marinuzzi Jr., Ennio Morricone, Piero Piccioni
Edited byFranco Fraticelli
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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."[3] 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."[3]



  1. Callisto Cosulich. I Film di Alberto Lattuada. Gremese Editore, 1985. ISBN 8876051872.
  2. Adriano Aprà. Alberto Lattuada: il cinema e i film. Marsilio, 2009. ISBN 8831797778.
  3. Willis 1985, p. 222: "Review is of 104 minute version reviewed on September 18, 1967"


  • Willis, Donald, ed. (1985). Variety's Complete Science Fiction Reviews. Garland Publishing Inc. ISBN 978-0-8240-6263-7.

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