Rentadick

1972

Jim Clark
Director

Chemical formula's, industrial espionage, the slave trade, bungling police, the kitchen sink, all are up for grabs in this frenetic comedy. Title refers to the private detective agency who seem embroiled in all facets.

Written by Graham Chapman and John Cleese who promptly disassociated themselves from it and hide behind pseudonyms on the credits. Maybe one laugh if you can survive the stereotypes including Spike Milligan as a curiously plum coloured Arab type.
Great cast, though.

Note: I cannot find a release date for this film but know it was playing at the Watford Odeon from December 23rd, 1972 double billed with Go for a Take.



23rd December 1972
Cinema








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James Booth
Simon Hamilton
Richard Briers
Miles Gannet
Julie Ege
Utta
Ronald Fraser
Major Upton
Donald Sinden
Armitage
Tsai Chin
Madam Greenfly
Kenneth Cope
West
John Wells
Owitruss
Richard Beckinsale
Hobbs
Winnie Holman
Maid
Patsy Crowther
Old Lady
Patricia Quinn
Chauffeuse
Michael Rothwell
Removal Man
Michael Sharvell-Martin
Removal Man
Michael Bentine
Husein
Derek Griffiths
Henson
Leon Sinden
Police Inspector
Barry Andrews
policeman
Jonathan Dennis
Policeman
Alf Joint
Policeman
David Toguri
Japanese
Kristopher Kum
Japanese
Max Raman
Japanese
Cheryl Hall
Maxine
Spike Milligan
Customs Officer
Robert Gillespie
Arab Porter
Will Stampe
Gatekeeper
Ellis Dale
Laboratory Manager
Trevor Ray
Rivet
David Battley
Desk Sergeant
Charles Lewsen
Scientist
Veronica Clifford
Petrol Pump Attendant
Penelope Keith
Reporter
Michael Segal
Picnicker
Ishaq Bux
Air Traffic Controller
James Payne
Driver - Fire Engine Chasing Plane