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Murderers' Row (1966)





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One of four movies in the late-'60s series of Matt Helm spy movies finds the super-agent (Dean Martin) retired and living well, until he is lured to active duty to rescue a scientist kidnapped by the evil Julian Wall (Karl Malden). The scientist's invention, a super-powerful laser beam, is going to be used by Wall to destroy Washington, D.C. unless Matt Helm can save the day.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Donald Hamilton, Herbert Baker, Harbert Baker
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 7, 1993
Sony Pictures Entertainment


Dean Martin
as Matt Helm
Karl Malden
as Julian Wall
as Suzie Solaris
Richard Eastham
as Dr. Norman Solaris
Camilla Sparv
as Coco Duquette
James Gregory
as MacDonald
Beverly Adams
as Lovey Kravezit
Tom Reese
as Ironhead
Duke Howard
as Billy Orcutt
Jacqueline Fontaine
as Singer at Wake
Marcel Hillaire
as Capt. Devereaux
Corinne Cole
as Miss January
Phillip Terry
as Dr. Rogas
Robert A. Terry
as Dr. Rogas
Mary Jane Mangler
as The Slaygirl
Amedee Chabot
as The Slaygirl
Luci Ann Cook
as The Slaygirl
Marilyn Tindall
as The Slaygirl
Dee Duffy
as The Slaygirl
Jan Watson
as The Slaygirl
Dale Brown
as The Slaygirl
Mary Beth Hughes
as The Slaygirl
Lynn Hartoch
as The Slaygirl
Rena Horten
as The Slaygirl
Barbara Burgess
as The Slaygirl
Phillip Terry
as Dr. Rogas
Mary Hughes
as The Slaygirl
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Critic Reviews for Murderers' Row

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Dean Martin as an action hero is a bit much.

Full Review… | March 25, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Very dated Matt Helm with Dean Martin, but has campy appeal.

October 16, 2008

June 25, 2005

Audience Reviews for Murderers' Row

This second of four Matt Helm spy comedies may be an American film with a European flare, but it is more a basis for the Austin Powers franchise than any other 60s espionage adventure. Dean Martin sings a few songs on the soundtrack, which is a little disorienting as he appears on screen as a non-singing character. Martin's wise-cracking, womanizing, yet aging agent Matt Helm sets off on an impossibly zany case with flower child Suzie (Ann-Margret), the niece of a scientist who is being forced to serve a villain (Karl Malden) mad for world power. There is a definite generation gap expressed, yet this flick is so impossibly psychedelic and dated with cheesy effects and dialog that it is no wonder that James Bond is still remembered and Matt Helm has been filed away as a novelty.

Byron Brubaker

Super Reviewer


The Matt Helm series of films were, at best, entertaining silliness, and, at worst, boring silliness. Often, each film had its moments of both.

Here, Martin does his usual charming drunk thing and is perfectly adequate at it. The girls are nice. The plot is dumb. And the bad guys are just bad enough.

Not my favourite of the series (I like The Ambushers the most) but fans of the spy spoof should find something worthwhile here.

Jeremy Bolton

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