Bertie Skidmore’s honeymoon is ruined by a talkative parrot, and he’s convinced the pesky bird is the reincarnation of his new wife’s ex-husband.
Your heart will go out to the splendid cast that found itself lumbered with this turkey. Ronald Shiner has the most luck, as he at least gets to spend much of the picture as a reincarnated parrot, thus leaving doltish egghead Brian Rix to carry the can for his misdemeanours as an antiques forger.
With bedroom mix-ups, courtroom chaos, St Trinian’s-style aggro and a break-in at a top-secret space lab, there’s enough going on, but it’s all so dismally unfunny, even though accomplished farceur Ray Cooney had a hand in the script.
John Le Mesurier