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Otley (1968)

M  -  Comedy  -  October 1968 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gerald Arthur Otley
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Imogen
Alan Badel ...
Sir Alex Hadrian
James Villiers ...
Hendrickson
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Johnson
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Philip Proudfoot
Fiona Lewis ...
Lin
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Albert
James Cossins ...
Geffcock
James Maxwell ...
Rollo
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Lambert
Ronald Lacey ...
Curtis
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Jean
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Insp. Hewett
Frank Middlemass ...
Bruce
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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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October 1968 (UK)  »

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Diplos kataskopos  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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The actual full name of the Otley character played by Tom Courtenay was Gerald Arthur Otley. See more »

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Homeless Bones
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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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