British industrialist Sir William Rutland (Cary Grant), "Bill" to his friends, is in Tokyo, Japan on a business trip during the time of the Summer Olympic Games there in 1964. Having arrived in Tokyo two days before his original planned arrival, he has problems finding a hotel room because of the Olympics. Spotting an ad posted on a British Embassy message board of a room available to sublet, Bill is able to wrangle his way into the apartment of Christine Easton (Samantha Eggar), who is renting out the sitting room of her one-bedroom apartment as a bedroom for the duration of the Olympics. Bill's short-term living situation in Christine's sitting room is despite her solely wanting a female roommate. Soon thereafter, Bill meets Steve Davis (Jim Hutton), an athlete with the American Olympic team who seems to be reluctant to disclose in which event he is competing. Like Bill, Steve has arrived in Tokyo two days early of his scheduled arrival, has nowhere to stay for those two days, and ...
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When Rutland leaves Haversack's office the Japanese flag is on his left (and Union Jack on his right) in the next shot it is on his right (and Union Jack on his left). See more
After 7:45, you can have the bathroom all day if you'd like.
Sir William Rutland
I wouldn't know what to do in the bathroom all day!
Remake of The More the Merrier
Written by Quincy Jones
and Peggy Lee
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