A rich scientist, Armitage, has problems. Not only is his luscious wife being wooed by all and sundry, but his laboratory is under threat of sabotage to steal his secret nerve gas formula. So he calls upon 'Rentadick', a band of private detectives given the job of protecting both his business and his wife. The catalogue of double-dealings and indiscretions that follows is certainly NOT the service he expected!
Probably a spoof of private eye films, involving the theft of a paralysing gas...
Or whatever. So many people asked to have their names taken off this, there weren't many credits left. Originally written by Cleese/Chapman, John Sessions was left bearing the responsibility. Involves many greats of British tv comedy, including the respected Spike Milligan. Their best work lies elsewhere.
About as far from Ernst Lubitsch that it is possible to get while still breathing air.