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The Silencers (1966)

Retired agent Matt Helm is re-activated in order to stop an evil organization from exploding an atom bomb over the USA and starting WWIII.

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

Donald Hamilton (novels), Oscar Saul (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Martin ... Matt Helm
Stella Stevens ... Gail Hendricks
Daliah Lavi ... Tina
Victor Buono ... Tung-Tze
Arthur O'Connell ... Joe Wigman
Robert Webber ... Sam Gunther
James Gregory ... MacDonald
Nancy Kovack ... Barbara
Roger C. Carmel ... Andreyev
Cyd Charisse ... Sarita
Beverly Adams ... Lovey Kravezit
Richard Devon ... Domino
David Bond ... Dr. Naldi
John Reach John Reach ... Traynor (scenes deleted)
Robert Phillips ... 1st Armed Man
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Storyline

In this, the first Matt Helm movie, we see Matt Helm coaxed out of semi-retirement by an attractive ex-partner. It seems that the evil Big O organization has a nefarious plan called "Operation: Fallout." If this plan comes to fruition, Big O will explode an atomic bomb over Alamogordo, NM, and start WWIII. Only Matt Helm can stop them. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Aside from being Martin's first appearance as Matt Helm, his only Billboard Hot 100 number 1 single during the 60's "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime" also made its first cameo in this series (being played on Helm's car). See more »

Goofs

When Matt Helm slides off into the bathtub there are already several water stains visible on the sheets, including one where likely he was wearing a swimsuit, already wet from previous takes. See more »

Quotes

Gail Hendrix: What are you doing!
Matt Helm: Ah, shut up! And don't open your mouth until you get to the hotel!
Gail Hendrix: Well, how do you expect me to breathe?
Matt Helm: Don't!
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Crazy Credits

Woven (almost literally) through the opening credits are three cleverly staged striptease dances by Mary Jane Mangler (brunette in blue), Larri Thomas (blond in white), and 'guest star' Cyd Charisse in red (who also performs the title number, voice dubbed by Vikki Carr). Charisse emerges roughly 40 minutes later in the film as an actual character - nightclub dancer Sarita. See more »

Connections

Featured in Stars of the Silver Screen: Dean Martin (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Anniversary Song
Music by Iosif Ivanovici, arranged by Saul Chaplin, lyrics by Al Jolson and Saul Chaplin
Parody lyrics by Herbert Baker
Sung by Dean Martin
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A nice tongue-in-cheek flick
3 January 2000 | by freakusSee all my reviews

I'm a Dean Martin fan so I may be biased but I really enjoyed this goofy spy parody. Martin parodies not only the Bond genre but also his own character as a super suave playboy. However, I would have to say that the real mastery of this kind of spoof would still be found in the "Our Man Flint" movies with James Coburn. There wit is a bit sharper and their humor is over-the-top without being quite so goofy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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