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The Ambushers

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The Ambushers
Ambushers Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Henry Levin
Release Date 1967
Language English
Studio Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Matt Helm Dean Martin
Sheila Sommers Janice Rule
Francesca Madeiros Senta Berger
Jose Ortega Albert Salmi
MacDonald James Gregory
Quintana Kurt Kasznar

The Ambushers is a 1967 spy comedy directed by Henry Levin. It's the third of four films about the adventures of "super spy" Matt Helm (portrayed by Dean Martin) and was preceded by The Silencers and Murderers' Row (both 1966) and followed by The Wrecking Crew (1969).

The plot of the film revolves around the hijacking of a secret "flying saucer" spaceship by evil Jose Ortega. Matt Helm and the former pilot of "flying saucer" Sheila Sommers are sent to recover it.

The following weapons were used in the film The Ambushers:

Colt Detective Special

Colt Detective Special revolvers are used by various characters, including Matt Helm (Dean Martin), Sheila Sommers (Janice Rule), MacDonald (James Gregory), Nassim (David Mauro) and various henchmen.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Round Butt - .38 Special
An assassin (Mauritz Hugo) aims his revolver in the scene in train compartment. His revolver seem to lack the ejector rod.
MacDonald holds his revolver in the same scene.
Matt Helm with the revolver, taken from the assassin.
Quintana's henchman aims at Sheila Sommers.
Karl (Roy Jenson) fires his revolver during the shootout in brewery.
Matt gives a Colt DS to Sheila.
Nassim gives his revolver to Ortega (Albert Salmi).

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snub Nose

When Matt Helm (Dean Martin) sneaks in Ortega's camp, he is armed with a snub nose Smith & Wesson Model 10.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose revolver - .38 Special
Helm's revolver is taken from him.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket

Sheila Sommers (Janice Rule) carries a pocket pistol that appears to be a Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket. In one scene she gives it to Matt Helm (Dean Martin).

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket - .25 ACP
Sheila aims her pistol.
Matt with Sheila's pistol.
Another view of the gun.


A Derringer is taken by Jose Ortega (Albert Salmi) from Quintana's handguns collection. Then it is used by Sheila Sommers (Janice Rule). It isn't seen close enough to be identified for sure but its general outlook resembles Remington 1866 Derringer or one of its more modern successors.

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 R.F. Caliber. 4th model - Blued with black grips.
Ortega takes a derringer from the wall.
Ortega opens the derringer.
Sheila takes the gun from the table.
Sheila fires.

Walther P38

Nickel plated Walther P38s are seen in hands of Ortega's officers. Matt Helm (Dean Martin) captures and uses one of them.

Walther P38 pistol WWII dated - nickel plated - 9x19mm
An officer holds Helm at gunpoint.
Helm with P38 and T-62 carbine.

T-62 Civilian Defense Weapon

T-62 Civilian Defense Weapon rifles, a "Tommy Gun"-style version of Armalite AR-7, are used by Ortega's soldiers.

T-62 Civilian Defense Weapon - .22 LR
A soldier with carbine escorts Nassim (David Mauro).
The firing squad with carbines.
Matt Helm (Dean Martin) carries a pile of carbines.
A guard at the doors of Ortega's apartments.

Quintana's Handguns Collection

Various flintlock pistols and early revolvers are seen on the wall in Quintana's apartments. Except the forementioned Derringer, none of them are used in action.


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