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
Everybody loves Otley...well, almost everybody
Did You Know?
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
Gerald Arthur Otley
[trying to dissuade his captors from torturing him
Do what you like with my mind, just leave my precious body alone!
References Thoroughly Modern Millie
Written by Stanley Myers
and Don Partridge See more