Reprobate photographer and part time private investigator (Terry Thomas) is hired by a batty old woman to go undercover into a health farm managed by Eric Sykes, to investigate a suspicious...
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Reprobate photographer and part time private investigator (Terry Thomas) is hired by a batty old woman to go undercover into a health farm managed by Eric Sykes, to investigate a suspicious death. Enter Lionel Jeffries as the Scotland yard Inspector aided by his Sergeant (a young Ronnie Barker) Written by
Eric Sykes and Terry-Thomas appeared in a number of movies together, after this one. Notably, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines and Monte Carlo or Bust, but this film made them the focus of the story as opposed to occasional comic turns. Very much along the lines of the Miss Marple movies, this is a funny, witty, well made film which plays to to the comic talents of the stars. Terry-Thomas is outstanding as the seedy PI, employed to detect strange goings-on at a health farm, run by Eric Sykes. Most amusing moments include Thomas trying to check in, ordering an alcoholic drink and realising that his luxury "chalet" only has three walls.
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