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A futher little titbit I discovered today ( If True ) was that Dino made
more money from doing The Ambushers that Sir Sean got for Thunderball !  ajb007/amazed
I'm guessing Dean Martin had a better agent than Sir Sean, the article added that
as already stated Dino had lost interest in the films but it was the murder of
Sharon Tate, that really did it for him.

https://worstmoviesevermade.com/best-wo … 1966-1969/

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“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Dean had insisted on being a full partner in the Helm pictures as a condition of his participation. Sir Sean asked Cubby and Harry for the same, and was refused. I'm not sure about the timing, but it's definitely one of the major causes of his disenchantment.

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It was interesting that original scenes of Sharon Tate in "The Wrecking Crew" were featured in "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," which I watched just last weekend.

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....