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The Intelligence Men (1965)

A chance meeting with a Schlecht agent forces a humble coffee shop manager into the secret world of spies in Swinging London. With the help of his MI5 friend, he poses as the recently dead ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Asher

Writers:

Sidney Green (screenplay) (as S.C. Green), Richard Hills (screenplay) (as R.M. Hills) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Morecambe ... Eric Morecambe
Ernie Wise ... Ernie Sage
William Franklyn William Franklyn ... Colonel Grant
April Olrich April Olrich ... Madame Petrovna
Gloria Paul ... Gina Carlotti
Richard Vernon ... Sir Edward Seabrook
David Lodge ... Stage Manager
Jacqueline Jones ... Karin
Terence Alexander ... Reed
Francis Matthews ... Thomas
Warren Mitchell ... Prozoroff
Brian Oulton ... Laundry Basket Man
Michael Peake Michael Peake ... Sinister Stranger
Peter Bull ... Philippe
Tutte Lemkow ... Seedy Schlecht Agent
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Storyline

A chance meeting with a Schlecht agent forces a humble coffee shop manager into the secret world of spies in Swinging London. With the help of his MI5 friend, he poses as the recently dead Major Cavendish who had managed to infiltrate the dreaded organization; he knows that they are intending to assassinate someone - could it be the famous Russian ballerina who has recently arrived for an appearance at Covent Garden? Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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Comedy | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1967 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Spylarks See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Two of the Military Intelligence operatives in the communications room are named as Green and Hills, a nod to the writers Sidney Green and Richard Hills. Sid and Dick are also the duo during Eric's espresso bar singing scene. See more »

Goofs

In the dinner scene Eric claims that the table leg is impeding him from sitting down, but if this was so then the same table leg would have prevented him from sliding upwards into his chair as he appears to do. See more »

Quotes

Eric Morecambe: Looking at her flowered bra top "Can I put those in water for you?"
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Connections

References From Russia with Love (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Swan Lake, Op.20
(1877) (uncredited)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Arranged by Philip Green
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Hilarious
7 January 2018 | by jameselliot-1See all my reviews

Most spy films become parodies or satires. This film is a deliberate goof on the genre by two of the UK's greatest comedians. They never became known in the States unlike Benny Hill and that was a sad thing for America. The film is loaded with sexy beauties like Gloria Paul who was a contender for a role in Thunderball (she should have been a Bond Girl). The music goes for a jazzy spy feel and the film has good cinematography.


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