MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 21,860 this week

Otley (1969)

M  |   |  Comedy  |  8 June 1969 (UK)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 237 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 3 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 27 titles
created 02 Mar 2013
 
a list of 13 images
created 27 Sep 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 22 Mar 2014
 
a list of 4350 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Otley" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Otley (1969)

Otley (1969) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Otley.
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Victors (1963)
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Intelligent, sprawling saga of a squad of American soldiers, following them through Europe during World War II.

Director: Carl Foreman
Stars: Vince Edwards, Albert Finney, George Hamilton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Francesca Anderson, the rich wife of an older millionaire, can't cope with the death of her lover, who is the father of her only son, James. As her son is somehow part of her dead lover, ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland
Stars: Romy Schneider, Donald Houston, Dennis Waterman
Triple Cross (1966)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Loosely based on a true story, Christopher Plummer plays British bank robber Eddie Chapman who finds himself caught between the waring parties in WW2, the British and the Germans. working ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Christopher Plummer, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A cautionary tale. A plane carrying a weapon more dangerous than a nuclear weapon goes down near Greece. To prevent panic, the officials go in dressed as tourists (who are dressed so ... See full summary »

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis
Stars: Tom Courtenay, Colin Blakely, Sam Wanamaker
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Allied agents attempt to infiltrate the Nazis' rocket research site.

Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard
Certificate: GP Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Pierre, a successful engineer in building highways has a traffic accident. Being seriously wounded, he is lying waiting for death and remembering his past in flashbacks.

Director: Claude Sautet
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Romy Schneider, Gérard Lartigau
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A cynical tragicomedy focusing on the different ways of love in the times of the sexual revolution. Nicholas Mallet, an inconspicuous and shy bank employee, one day successfully invites ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Romy Schneider
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France.

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Romy Schneider, Maurice Biraud
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Fly-on-the-wall treatment of an ordinary day in the life of a prisoner in Stalin's Gulag. Closely adapted from Solzhenitsyn's classic novel based on his own experiences. Shot entirely on ... See full summary »

Director: Caspar Wrede
Stars: Tom Courtenay, Espen Skjønberg, Alf Malland
La Piscine (1969)
Certificate: GP Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Delon, Schneider and Ronet are a love triangle that leads to disaster.

Director: Jacques Deray
Stars: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Restless married couple Maria and Paul take a road trip through Spain with their friend Claire. While Paul and Claire carry on a clandestine affair, Maria becomes obsessed with a recent ... See full summary »

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Melina Mercouri, Romy Schneider, Peter Finch
The Jokers (1967)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Oliver Reed and Michael Crawford play two brothers who are always trying to find some way to succeed with cleverness rather than simple drudgery. Crawford is constantly living in his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Harry Andrews
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Gerald Arthur Otley
...
Imogen
Alan Badel ...
Sir Alex Hadrian
James Villiers ...
Hendrickson
...
Johnson
...
Philip Proudfoot
Fiona Lewis ...
Lin
...
Albert
James Cossins ...
Geffcock
James Maxwell ...
Rollo
...
Lambert
Ronald Lacey ...
Curtis
...
Jean
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Insp. Hewett
Frank Middlemass ...
Bruce
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Everybody loves Otley...well, almost everybody

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 June 1969 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Banditák hálójában  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of a number of espionage - government agency comedies and parodies directed by Dick Clement and mostly co-written by Clement with Ian La Frenais. The films include Otley (1969), Keep Your Fingers Crossed (1971), Bullshot Crummond (1983) and Water (2005). See more »

Quotes

Gerald Arthur Otley: [trying to dissuade his captors from torturing him] Do what you like with my mind, just leave my precious body alone!
See more »

Connections

References P.J. (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Homeless Bones
Written by Stanley Myers and Don Partridge
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Broad and uneven comedy
13 August 2001 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Otley contains several inspired scenes with Tom Coutenay at his most outrageous. But, the bad scenes outweigh these moments of inspiration. This is especially true whenever Freddie Jones appears on camera to take over proceedings. His first appearance inspires guffaws. But his relentless clowning grows quickly tedious.


2 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I justt saw it today tighelander
Discuss Otley (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?