The British industrialist Sir William Rutland - "Bill" to his friends - is in Tokyo on a business trip during the time of the Summer Olympic Games there in 1964. Having arrived two days before their start, he has problems finding a hotel room. Spotting an ad posted on a British Embassy's message board, Bill goes in search of a room to sublet, and he wrangles his way into the apartment of Christine Easton, who is renting out the sitting room of her one-bedroom apartment as a bedroom for the duration of the Olympics. Bill's short-term living situation in Christine's sitting room is despite her solely having looked for a female roommate. Soon thereafter, Bill meets Steve Davis, an athlete with the American Olympic team who seems to be reluctant to disclose in which event he is competing. Like Bill, Steve has arrived in Tokyo two days early, and also like Bill, and without Christine's knowledge, he also wrangles his way into Christine's flat, to share her sitting room with Bill. Christine... Written by
Walk, don't run...to the land of the rising fun!
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Although the film makes a running gag out of Davis' reluctance to say which Olympic sport he is entered in, the joke was spoiled by the original advertising, which showed both him and Rutland participating in that event. See more
When Christine (Samantha Eggar) backs out of the taxi after her ride with Steve (Jim Hutton), her hat falls off to the side. In the very next shot, her hat is back on her head again, with her hand holding it in place. See more
I don't know why you wanted a room, you spend all of your time outside!
Music by Henry Mancini
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