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A hen-pecked inventor plots murder while he leads a bizarre double life as a bewigged playboy who runs a dating agency
Comedy 1969 101 mins
Donald Pleasance is excellent as a nervous, bald, hen-pecked - and murderous - inventor leading a strange double life as a hirsute playboy running an introductions agency in this strange and often bewildering late 1960s comedy. Terry-Thomas also excels as a charming con-man, enlivening this piquant forgotten 1969 period piece - never released in UK cinemas - based on a novel by Julian Symons.
The marvellously mad machines Pleasance tinkers with here were actually made by that supremely eccentric robot-maker Bruce Lacey, briefly glimpsed as a man of the cloth in this crackpot comedy.
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