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The Intelligence Men (1965)

A chance meeting with a Schlecht agent forces a humble coffee shop manager into the secret world of spies in Swinging London. With the help of his MI5 friend, he poses as the recently dead ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Asher

Writers:

Sidney Green (screenplay) (as S.C. Green), Richard Hills (screenplay) (as R.M. Hills) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Morecambe ... Eric Morecambe
Ernie Wise ... Ernie Sage
William Franklyn William Franklyn ... Colonel Grant
April Olrich April Olrich ... Madame Petrovna
Gloria Paul ... Gina Carlotti
Richard Vernon ... Sir Edward Seabrook
David Lodge ... Stage Manager
Jacqueline Jones ... Karin
Terence Alexander ... Reed
Francis Matthews ... Thomas
Warren Mitchell ... Prozoroff
Brian Oulton ... Laundry Basket Man
Michael Peake Michael Peake ... Sinister Stranger
Peter Bull ... Philippe
Tutte Lemkow ... Seedy Schlecht Agent
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Storyline

A chance meeting with a Schlecht agent forces a humble coffee shop manager into the secret world of spies in Swinging London. With the help of his MI5 friend, he poses as the recently dead Major Cavendish who had managed to infiltrate the dreaded organization; he knows that they are intending to assassinate someone - could it be the famous Russian ballerina who has recently arrived for an appearance at Covent Garden? Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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Comedy | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1967 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Spylarks See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Two of the Military Intelligence operatives in the communications room are named as Green and Hills, a nod to the writers Sidney Green and Richard Hills. Sid and Dick are also the duo during Eric's espresso bar singing scene. See more »

Goofs

At 'The Rest' transport cafe the extra at the left/rear table (facing the counter) disappears when Eric falls on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Eric Morecambe: [on seeing that Phillipe, who is sitting next to him, has just collapsed into his soup after being poisoned] Waiter!
Ernie Sage: Yes?
Eric Morecambe: I have a complaint to make.
Ernie Sage: What?
Eric Morecambe: There's a dead man in this soup.
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Connections

Featured in Morecambe & Wise: In Their Own Words (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Danse Espagnol
(uncredited)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Arranged by Philip Green
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Know Morecambe and Wise In One Film
12 November 1999 | by mroberts-2See all my reviews

As a fan of the classic British comedy, this film has stayed with me since my childhood. It was only through accessing the IMDb that I was able to actually find the name of the film. Eric Morecambe shines brighter than ever in The Intelligence Men with clever deflections off straight characters and using the pretence of knowledge of "spy things" to create classic comedy moments. I.e. being taught spycraft and the side-aching Judo sketch will have you rolling in the aisles. Although what aisles you would having running past your TV are your own business. Not necessary "not to be missed", but certainly not a disappointment as with so many contemporary "blockbusters".

Get hold of this film somehow and let a classic British double act entertain a you. Learn Judo the Morecambe way and "Get out of that!".


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