If you’ve ever wondered how Monty Python‘s “Upper-Class Twit of the Year” sketch would fare at feature length, this scattershot comedy from Michael Winner will give you a pretty good idea.
The premise – five soldiers set loose on swinging England in an initiative test to collect a selection of esoteric items and perform various unlikely tasks – is basically sound.
The trouble is, there are too many different tests and the slapstick solutions to them soon try the patience.
Denholm Elliott and Lionel Jeffries go flat out for laughs, but with a little more gag selectivity on the part of Winner, they would not have had to work quite so hard.
Leeds beat group The Cherokees appear as themselves.
Lt. Tim Morton
Sgt. Maj. McGregor
James Robertson Justice