Catch Me A Spy (Rank 1971 with Kirk Douglas and Tom Courtenay)

Catch Me A Spy (Rank 1971 with Kirk Douglas and Tom Courtenay)

Fabienne (Jobert) is a French newlywed living in London whose husband (Mower) is kidnaped while they are on their honeymoon in Bucharest. She is informed that he will be exchanged only for Webb (Blier), a Russian agent being held in London. When Webb dies accidentally, Fabienne searches for a substitute, settling on Andrej (Douglas), a hotel waiter who also smuggles manu- scripts out from behind the Iron Curtain.

Naturally the situation becomes complicated when Fabienne falls for Andrej after she has reported him to the authorities. CATCH ME A SPY features a great cast, an exciting speedboat chase, a few chuckles, and every spy cliche in the book. Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais are better known for their classic sitcoms Porridge and The Likely Lads but in the late 1960s and early 1970s contributed to some good British genre movies.

crew details

  • Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais (based on the novel by George Marton, Tibor Meray)
    Cinematography: Christopher Challis
    Music: Claude Boiling
    Producers: Steven Pallos, Pierre Braunberger
    Director: Dick Clement

production info

  • Year of Release: 1971
  • Country: UK | Rank – Ludgate
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 94 minutes

Trevor Howard

Sir Trevor Dawson

Tom Courtenay

Baxter Clarke

Patrick Mower

John Fenton

Garfield Morgan

The Husband

Angharad Rees


Robin Parkinson

British Officer

Jonathan Cecil

British Attaché

Robert Raglan