Gerald Otley, a petty thief and garbage rummager, wakes up one morning, after a drunken night on the town, and finds that he is wanted by the police for murder. And that is only the ... See full summary »

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Gerald Otley, a petty thief and garbage rummager, wakes up one morning, after a drunken night on the town, and finds that he is wanted by the police for murder. And that is only the beginning. While being pursued for a crime he did not commit, he is kidnapped by a group of criminals who suspect him of being involved with double agents. Otley manages to escape, but cannot avoid getting into one near-fatal crisis after another, as police and foreign agents chase after him. It is a wild week of misadventures which Otley will never forget! Written by alfiehitchie

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This movie was made and released about two years after its source novel of the same name by Martin Waddell was first published in 1966. 'Otley' was Waddell's first published novel and this is the only ever filmed adaptation for the cinema from a story or stories by the writer. The other three, all first published in the next consecutive years, include 'Otley Pursued' (1967), 'Otley Forever' (1968), and 'Otley Victorious' (1969). See more »

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Gerald Arthur Otley: [surrendering to the police] I'm Gerald Arthur Otley, and I've had enough!
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Written by Stanley Myers and Don Partridge
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spy spoof with a 60s feel
3 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'Otley' is a definite film of its time, showing swinging 60s London and presenting Tom Courtenay in one of his defining but less-known roles, as someone who wants to be a spy but wonders what he's got into when he gets his wish. Otley is an inept spy, and was probably an even more inept drifter.

Full of colour, with a great score, and many fruity cameos, this film should be better known as it is a lot of fun, with a great central performance and the chance to get really engrossed in the period. Courtenay and Romy Schneider are charming, while character greats such as Leonard Rossiter, Alan Badel, and Freddie Jones add to the overall spoof feel.


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