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
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retired from acting after this film because at 61 he had become too old to play the romantic lead, and he did not think his fans would want to see him playing supporting roles. See more
When Rutland leaves Haversacks office the Japanese flag is on his left (and Union Jack on his right) in the next shot it is on his right (and Union Jack on his left). See more
After 7:45, you can have the bathroom all day if you'd like.
Sir William Rutland
I wouldn't know what to do in the bathroom all day!
Music by Henry Mancini
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