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The Silencers (1966)





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Columbia Pictures tried to create a tongue-in-cheek American James Bond with this, the first of five motion pictures based on the character of Matt Helm, a spy created in a series of novels by Donald Hamilton. Dean Martin stars as Helm, a boozing, womanizing cad of a spy coaxed out of retirement by ex-girlfriend Tina Batori (Daliah Lavi). His mission: stop the evil Big O organization, whose leader, Tung-Tze (Victor Buono), schemes to sabotage an atomic missile and thus spark World War III. Producer Irving Allen had once been partners with Albert R. Broccoli in the British film production company Warwick Films, their alliance ironically disintegrating over the merits of creating a Bond series. When Broccoli's instincts proved correct, Allen attempted to create his own spy franchise with the Helm character. The sequels to The Silencers (1966) were Murderers' Row (1966), The Ambushers (1967), and The Wrecking Crew (1968). Allen unsuccessfully tried to resurrect the character as a TV movie, Matt Helm (1975).

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Dean Martin
as Matt Helm
Daliah Lavi
as Tina Batori
Victor Buono
as Tung-Tze
Robert Webber
as Sam Gunther
James Gregory
as MacDonald
Nancy Kovack
as Barbara
Beverly Adams
as Lovey Kravezit
David Bond
as Dr. Naldi
John Reach
as Traynor
Robert Phillips
as 1st Armed Man
Grant Woods
as Radio Man
Patrick Waltz
as Hotel Clerk
Dirk Evans
as Armed Man
Bill Couch
as Armed Man
Chuck Hicks
as Armed Man
Gary Lasdun
as Armed Man
Carolyn Neff
as Slaymate
Rita Thiel
as Slaymate
Gigi Michel
as Slaymate
Jan Watson
as Slaymate
Gay MacGill
as Slaymate
Mary Jane Mangler
as Specialty Dancer
Margie Nelson
as Specialty Dancer
Anna Lavelle
as Specialty Dancer
Larri Thomas
as Specialty Dancer
Tom Sweet
as Guard
Glenn Thompson
as Student Guard
John Day
as Student Guard
Grace Lee
as Oriental Girl
Carol Cole
as Waitress
Art Koulias
as Engineer
Pat Hawley
as Eddie, the Bartender
Robert Glenn
as FBI Agent
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Critic Reviews for The Silencers

All Critics (2)

The total effect is overblown sensationalism on the tawdry side.

April 4, 2019 | Full Review…

A tawdry action comedy.

April 21, 2010 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Silencers


an entertaining spy romp. no more ridiculous or tongue-in-cheek than some of the lesser Roger Moore Bond films. Dean Martin tries to be Cary Grant in a few scenes.

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