Dean Martin, Lambretta Cento, hot pants & boots!

Ambushers film poster from 1967
Ambushers film poster from 1967

Rat Pack member Dean Martin gets a lift on a Lambretta Cento in the 1967 film The Ambushers, which according to the IMDb is a sci-fi comedy involving secret agent ‘Matt Helm’ and a flying saucer that only women can pilot!Martin made a series of films as secret agent Matt Helm films during the Sixties it seems, a ‘spoof’ James Bond by all accounts which is the best guess as we’ve not seen any of the films. For a bit of lazy Sunday afternoon scooter spotting after a heavy weekend away in the saddle it might be a film to track down and stick in the DVD player, but I’m not sure even the Cento can save it. Let’s just enjoy the image instead, hey?

Dean Martin in The Ambushers, 1967.
Dean Martin in The Ambushers, 1967.

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  1. “The Ambushers” is considered by a ton of Dean Martin fans to be the least of the four Matt Helm films. We would suggest that you might start with the second, and by many considered the best of the bunch, “Murder’s Row.” And, just to let you know that your reflections have been shared at our Dean Martin fan site.

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