Spanish Fly (1975 film)
|Directed by||Bob Kellett|
|Produced by||Gerald Flint-Shipman|
|Written by||Peter James|
José Luis Martínez Mollá
|Music by||Ron Goodwin|
|Distributed by||EMI Films|
- Terry-Thomas as Sir Percy de Courcy
- Leslie Phillips as Mike Scott
- Graham Armitage as Perkins
- Nadiuska as Julie
- Frank Thornton as Doctor Johnson
- Ramiro Oliveros as Juan
- Sue Lloyd as Janet Scott
- Andrea Allan as Bruce
- Sally Farmiloe as Francesca
- Jaleh Haddah as Annette
- Nina Francis as Isabel
- Sergio Mendizábal as Pons Prades
- Emiliano Redondo as Clean Domingo
- Fernando Villena as Dirty Domingo
- Marisa Porcel as Maria
- José Lifante as Pedro
Impact-Quadrant Films was a company run by Peter James and Kent Walwin which specialised in financing and distributing horror films. They wanted to move into the British domestic sex comedy market, having noticed that there were no challengers to the Carry On Films. They made a small investment in Can You Keep It Up for a Week? which was successful and they began to look at making a whole feature.
A Canadian distributor had success with a Leslie Phillips film and asked if they could have another. Phillips was about to go to Australia for a year so they had a script written quickly, about an escort agency. Nobody liked it so James and Walwin wrote a 110 page treatment over "a long weekend" which was turned into a script by a writer.
It was filmed in Menorca. Terry-Thomas was suffering from the effects of Parkinson's Disease at the time.
Barry Norman called it the least funny British funny film ever made.
- Decline and fall of the funny film The Observer 8 Feb 1976: 32
- "BFI Film & TV Database: SPANISH FLY (1975)". The British Film Institute. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- SPANISH FLY Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 43, Iss. 504, (Jan 1, 1976): 34.
- Boost for studios The Guardian 9 July 1975: 5.
- "Features". Terry Thomas Fellowship.
- 'We hold our board meetings in bed' The Guardian 26 Aug 1975: 11.