Armitage runs a chemical company that is on the verge of producing a gas that causes temporary disability. Clearly the military want it but it is also sought by a group of Japanese. Both Armitage and Madam Greenfly hire different people in the same detective agency to guard the gas and steal it respectively... confusion, double crosses and hilarity ensue... Written by
bob the moo
Did You Know?
The original script, titled "Rentasleuth", was written by John Cleese
and Graham Chapman
. However, the pair left the project and, having seen the finished film, asked for their names to be removed. The film therefore has an "additional material by" credit, but no main screenplay credit. See more
Tell me for humanity's sake: how many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man?
Music by Carl Davis
Lyrics by Ned Sherrin
and Caryl Brahms
Sung by Dave Dee
and The King's Singers See more