Spanish Fly. Image shows from L to R: Mike Scott (Leslie Phillips), Julie (Roswicha Honczar). Copyright: Impact Quadrant-Quadrant Films.

Spanish Fly

1975 British comedy film about expats. Stars Leslie Phillips, Terry-Thomas, Graham Armitage, Roswicha Honczar, Frank Thornton and others.

Spanish Fly. Image shows from L to R: Sir Percy de Courcy (Terry-Thomas), Mike Scott (Leslie Phillips). Copyright: Impact Quadrant-Quadrant Films.

Spanish Fly

Mediterranean comedy following businessman Mike Scott and former school-mate Sir Percy de Courcy, finding a way to flog some horrendous local wine

Genre
Film
Released
1975
Creators
Peter James and Kent Walwin
Starring
Leslie Phillips, Terry-Thomas, Graham Armitage, Roswicha Honczar, Frank Thornton, Ramiro Oliveros, Andrea Allan, Sally Farmiloe and others
Writer
Robert Ryerson
Director
Bob Kellett
Producers
Peter James and Gerald Flint-Shipman

On Minorca, expat and bounder Sir Percy de Courcy has long been living the Mediterranean high-life, despite a lack of income. Spotting a cunning wheeze to flog some cheap local wine, he buys up 100,000 gallons of the plonk - only to discover it's undrinkably vile.

Instructing butler Perkins to improve the product, he quickly mixes up some samples with added special ingredients. When an unintended ingredient accidentally ends up in one sample, it turns out to be a brilliant mistake. The awful plonk is turned into a thoroughly pleasant red, with some quite surprising aphrodisiac results!

By chance, arriving on the island is a former school-mate of Sir Percy's, Mike Scott. He's on business to oversee a photoshoot for the lingerie business he runs with his wife, and Courcy thinks he's the perfect chump to flog the wine to.

Mike takes a little bit of convincing, but once the wine's been re-bottled with the new ingredients mixed in, as a long-term sufferer of impotence he's quickly sold on the drink's positives!

Production Details

Tagline
Turn on with Spanish Fly
UK certificate
AA
Duration
85 minutes
Release date
1975
Production company
Soundtrack
Music composed and conducted by Ron Goodwin. Fly Me composed by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter, conducted by Coulter and sung by Geraldine.
Laugh track
None

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