The Ambushers (1967)

USA, 1967
35mm film, “color by Technicolor”, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Henry Levin. Production began on 1 May 1967 1Variety 17 February 1967 p.8.

Plot Summary

Secret agent Matt Helm tries to retrieve a stolen US experimental flying saucer.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Henry Levin
© MCMLXVII [1967] by Meadway-Claude Productions Films No. 3
Columbia Pictures Corporation presents an Irving Allen production. A Meadway-Claude picture
Produced by: Irving Allen
Associate Producer: Douglas Netter
Unit Production Manager: Howard Pine
Screenplay by: Herbert Baker
Based on the Book The Ambushers by: Donald Hamilton
Second Unit Director: James Havens [real name: James Curtis Havens]
Assistant Director: Jerome M. Siegel
Director [sic] of Photography: Burnett Guffey, Edward Colman
Second Unit Cameraman [sic]: Jack Marta, Tony Braun
Film Editor: Harold F. Kress
Music Written and Conducted by: Hugo Montenegro *
Sound: James Flaster, Jack Haynes
Sound Supervisor: Charles J. Rice
Dresses and Costumes Designed by: Oleg Cassini
Dean Martin’s Wardrobe Designed by: Sy Devore
Make-up Supervision: Ben Lane
Hair Styles by: Virginia Jones
Special Effects: Danny Lee
Art Director: Joe Wright [real name: Joseph C. Wright]
Set Decorator: Richard Spero
Property Master: Max Frankel
Second Unit Assistant: Harold Lewis
Choreography: Mary Jane Mangler

Dean Martin as Matt Helm
Senta Berger (Francesca Madeiros)
Janice Rule (Sheila Sommers)
James Gregory (MacDonald)
Albert Salmi (Jose Ortega)
Kurt Kasznar (Quintana)
Beverly Adams (Lovey Kravezit)
David Mauro (Nassim)
Roy Jenson (Karl)
John Brascia (Rocco)
Linda Foster (Linda)
Yumiko Ishizuka [real name: Tomiko Ishizuka], Karin Fedderson [real name: Karin Feddersen], Ulla Lindstrom, Marilyn Tindall, Lena Cederham, Susannah Moore, Terri Hughes, Penny Brahms, Kyra Bester, Jann Watson [real name: Jan Watson], Annabella [real name: Annabella Incontrera], Dee Duffy (slaygirls)

Alternative Titles

Amansiz takip – Turkey
Ambuscada – Romania
Emboscada a Matt Helm – Colombia, Mexico, Spain
Emboscada para Matt Helm – Brazil
I enedra – Greece
L’imboscata – Italy
Matt Helm – klipper till igen! – Sweden
Matt Helm en de Verdrukkers – Netherlands
Matt Helm i farornas nät – Finland (Sweden)
Matt Helm og de lårkorte – Denmark
Matt Helm traqué – France
Matt Helm vaarojen verkossa – Finland
Quem Brinca Com o Fogo Queima-se – Portugal
Wenn Killer auf der Lauer liegen – West Germany

Sequel to
The Silencers (1966)
Murderers’ Row (1966)

The Wrecking Crew (1968)

See also
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)



  • Variety 17 February 1967 p.8 – credits (Film production chart)


  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.23 – credits
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz, III p.11 – credits, synopsis
  • Kine & TV Year Book 1969 p.109 – credits
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.11 – credits