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The Silencers

  • Drama
  • 1966
  • Phil Karlson
  • 97 mins
  • PG

Summary

Secret agent Matt Helm comes out of retirement to prevent the destruction of a US atomic testing site. Tongue-in-cheek adventure, starring Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Victor Buono and Daliah Lavi.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This is a quintessential 1960s spy spoof, the first (and best) of four colourful Matt Helm features, with debonair "Rat Pack" member Dean Martin cleverly cast as author Donald Hamilton's womanising smoothie, the Man from "ICE". The attitudes may have dated - this is very much of its time - but the women continue to delight, especially Stella Stevens as a divine klutz. Also making an impact are former Miss Israel Daliah Lavi and one-time MGM siren Cyd Charisse, whose title song is a highlight. If you care, the plot's about Helm trying to divert a Chinese-aimed missile to avoid global warfare.

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Credits

Cast

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Matt HelmDean Martin
GailStella Stevens
Tina BatoriDaliah Lavi
Tung-TzeVictor Buono
WigmanArthur O'Connell
Sam GuntherRobert Webber
MacDonaldJames Gregory
BarbaraNancy Kovack
AndreyevRoger C Carmel
SaritaCyd Charisse

Crew

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DirectorPhil Karlson

Details

Language
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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