For sale is a 8 mm movie reel of DEAN MARTIN JAMES BOND PARODY MOVIE called THE SILENCERS. The 8 mm box features groovy machine gun wielding Dean Martin and plenty of scantily clad ladies. This 8 mm sexploitation film has no nudity but was advertised as an “adult film” because of the actresses wearing revealing clothing. Movie reel appears playable but is untested. This 8 mm movie reel was sold around 1970. Time to fire up that 8 mm from grandpa’s closet.
The producer of this movie was seeking his own spy series due to the success of the James Bond films. So he purchased the movie rights to the Matt Helm novels. He wanted Paul Newman or another A-list actor for the lead but but no one would go up against Sean Connery as bond. He opted to make the film a comedy and signed Dean Martin play Matt Helm. The movie was released in 1965 at the height of James Bond mania and was a financial success by earning $7 million from rentals and lead to three sequels.