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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
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Morecambe and Wise made their feature film debuts with this film and openly admitted in later years that it wasn't much good.
The problem is even back then the spy spoof had been done to death and there was very little that could be added to it. As others have mentioned as well the film doesn't really feel like a film at all, it's more like a collection of sketches all around the same theme.
Eric Morecambe is reliably funny as he always was, but it can't be ignored that the film is too convoluted in terms of plot and there are too many slow moments. The directors habit of under cranking the action also tends to make the supposedly funny bits unfunny.
I prefer 'That Rivera Touch' to this film, which although is funny, doesn't do a lot for me.
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