The Ambushers

The Ambushers

Henry Levin (1967)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Dean Martin's third Matt Helm romp takes him to Mexico to rescue a kidnapped pilot (Janice Rule) who has lost her flying saucer, a top-secret gizmo that's vital to western security. Albert Salmi plays the head villain, Kurt Kasznar is the comic cut-out henchman - he brews beer for a living - while enemy agent Senta Berger is the object of Martin's main romantic dalliance. 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.


The American government creates a top-secret flying saucer, which is captured by an evil dictator. Debonair secret agent Matt Helm and the craft's pilot join forces to get it back, going undercover as a fashion photographer and his assistant. Third instalment of the comedy series inspired by Donald Hamilton's books, starring Dean Martin, Senta Berger, Janice Rule and James Gregory.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Henry Levin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. LtdGuidance: Edited for violence. Available on: video