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The Intelligence Men (1965)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Morecambe ...
Ernie Wise ...
Ernie Sage
William Franklyn ...
Colonel Grant
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
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Prozoroff
Brian Oulton ...
Laundry Basket Man
Michael Peake ...
Sinister Stranger
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Philippe
Tutte Lemkow ...
Seedy Schlecht Agent
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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 Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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1 January 1968 (Denmark)  »

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Spylarks  »

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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

During the cinema scene the position of the dead Schlect agent changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Eric Morecambe: [on seeing that Phillipe, who is sitting next to him, has just collapsed into his soup after being poisoned] Waiter!
Ernie Sage: Yes?
Eric Morecambe: I have a complaint to make.
Ernie Sage: What?
Eric Morecambe: There's a dead man in this soup.
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Features The Wonderful Country (1959) See more »

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La Cucuracha
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Traditional
Arranged by Philip Green
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The best Morecambe and Wise film ever
1 December 1998 | by (Durham, England) – See all my reviews

If you are a fan of Morecambe and Wise, get this film. Loosely based around a typical "spy spoof" plot, the film is a showcase for the talents of the best ever British comedy double act.

The "Judo Sketch" alone ("get out of that") is worth the price of admission :-)


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