Le spie vengono dal semifreddo (1966)

Italy,
82m
35mm film, “In Eastmancolor by Tecnostampa”; Technicolor [US version], 1.85:1
mono, Italian

An Italian science fiction film directed by Mario Bava.

Plot Summary

Mad scientist plans to conquer the world using female robot bombs designed to blow up high-ranking generals of NATO countries, hoping to start a war between Russia and America.

Credits

Crew
Director: Mario Bava
©1966. American International Productions, Inc. an American International Picture a James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff presentation [US version]
Una produzione Italian International Film, produced by Fulcio Lucisano
American International Productions [US version]
Executive Producer: James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff [US version]
Producer: Fulvio Lucisano
Producer: Louis M. Heyward [US version]
Screenplay: Castellano, Pipolo
Screenplay: Louis M. Heyward, Robert Kaufman [US version]
Screenplay Collaboration: Franco Dal Cer
From an Idea by: Fulvio Lucisano
From a Story by: James Hartford [US version]
Director of Photography: Antonio Rinaldi
Editor: Federico Muller
Editor: Ronald Sinclair [US version]
Music: Lallo Gori
Sound: Ludovico Scardella
Costumes: Ugo Pericoli
Art Director: Gastone Carsetti
Studio: Cinecittà

Cast
Vincent Price ( Goldfoot/General Willis)
Fabian (Bill Dexter)
Franco Franchi (Franco)
Ciccio Ingrassia (Ciccio)
Francesco Mulè (Colonel Doug Benson)
Laura Antonelli (Rosanna, Benson's secretary)
Moana Tahi ( Goldfoot's assistant)
George Wang (Fong, Goldfoot's henchman)
Mario Bava ([mad man at fairground])

Alternative Titles

Bidik ile Düdük kadin bombalar arasinda – Turkey
Bonecas Explosivas – Brazil
Il clan dei due Mafiosi – Italy
Dr. G and the Girl Bombs – UK
Dr. Goldfoot and his Girl Bombs – English language title
Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs – English language title
Dr. Goldfoot and the Love Bomb
Dr. Goldfoot and the ‘S' Bomb
– UK
Dr. Goldfoot and the ‘S' Bombs
Dr. Goldfoot and the Sex Bombs
Dr. Goldfoot és a lánybombák
– Hungary
I due mafiosi dell'FBI
– alternative title
Oi dyo mafiozoi
– Greece
L'Espion qui venait du surgelé
– France
L'Espion qui venait du surgele
– France (television)
O Fabricante de Loiras Explosivas
– Portugal
As Sensuais Espias do Dr. Goldfoot
– Portugal
Spies Come from Half-Cold
Der Spion, der aus dem Speiseeis kam
– Germany
Two Mafia Guys from the FBI
– English language title

Sequel to
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)

Extracts included in
Come inguaiammo il cinema italiano – La vera storia di Franco e Ciccio (2004)

See also
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Goldfinger (1964)
The Simpsons: The Caper Chase (2017)

References

Periodicals

  • Castle of Frankenstein no.11 p.6
  • The Film Daily vol.129 no.60 (18 November 1966) p.7
  • Guia de Filmes no.24 (November/December 1969) p.15 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.236 no23 (7 December 1966) p.636
  • Variety 16 November 1966 p.6

Books

  • American International Pictures: A Filmography by Robert L. Ottoson p.134 – credits, synopsis, review
  • The Haunted World of Mario Bava by Troy Howarth pp.154-160; 339-340 – illustrated review; credits
  • Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark by Tim Lucas pp.689-692 – illustrated review, synopsis, production notes, credits
  • by Walt Lee p.105 – credits

Other Sources

  • 62nd Venice Film Festival Catalogue (August 2005) p.348 – credits, synopsis, note