Gerry Otley (Tom Courtenay The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Billy Liar, 45 Years) is a charming scrounger who stumbles unwittingly into espionage, murder and double crossing as he is mistaken for a spy, kidnapped, and becomes romantically embroiled with an alluring foreign agent, played by Romy Schneider (Purple Noon, Ludwig, Death Watch).
Adeptly balancing thrills and laughs, this Sixties comic spy thriller from writer-director Dick Clement (TV's The Likely Lads, Porridge, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet) is a stellar addition to the British canon of post-Bond spy flicks.
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with director Dick Clement
The Guardian Lecture with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (2008): archival audio recording of an interview conducted by the BFI's own Dick Fiddy at London's National Film Theatre
New interview with actor Tom Courtenay (2018)
New interview with actor Phyllida Law(2018)
New interview with actor Freddie Jones (2018)
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Laura Mayne, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film