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The Silencers

  • 1966
  • Phil Karlson
  • 97 mins

Summary

Action comedy starring Dean Martin and Stella Stevens. A criminal mastermind plans to sabotage America's atomic missile system. It's up to secret agent Matt Helm to prevent it from happening - provided he can keep his eyes off the ladies long enough to concentrate on the job at hand.

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Review

A star rating of 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

Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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