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Otley (1969)

M | | Comedy | 8 June 1969 (UK)
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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Everybody loves Otley...well, almost everybody

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8 June 1969 (UK)  »

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Banditák hálójában  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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The only ever filmed adaptation for the cinema from a story or stories by writer Martin Waddell. See more »

Quotes

Lin: [sarcastically, after overhearing pretentious chit-chat at a smart party] I suppose we ought to start discussing Antonioni.
Gerald Arthur Otley: Oh, no - I hate all that Spanish dancing.
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References Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) See more »

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Homeless Bones
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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