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Ambushers, The (1967)

Another hokey espionage spoof featuring Dean Martin‘s Matt Helm.

In The Ambushers, Helm contends with a vat full of beer, a pistol-packed bra and a script that is more interested in all the innuendo and in-jokes than it is in the plot (something about a hijacked spacecraft and kidnapped frigid girl spy Janice Rule).

Albert Salmi plays the head villain, Ortega, while Kurt Kasznar is the comic cut-out henchman, Quintana, and enemy agent Francesca (Senta Berger) is the object of Martin’s main romantic dalliance.

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The film is a mixture of James Bond-style gadgets, Martin’s gimlet-eyed quips, studio sets and back-projected scenery, and the result is a very jaded movie indeed.

Matt Helm
Dean Martin
Francesca
Senta Berger
Sheila
Janice Rule
MacDonald
James Gregory
Ortega
Albert Salmi
Quintana
Kurt Kasznar
Lovey Kravezit
Beverly Adams
Nassim
David Mauro
Karl
Roy Jenson

Director
Henry Levin