It’s a delicious comedy about fighting the incompetent. Matthau is a field CIA agent who gets transferred to a desk job by his incompetent boss. As revenge, he starts writing his memories exposing how the security services really work and how the incompetent take wrong decisions for the despair of his boss. Glenda Jackson is wonderful as his girlfriend and accomplice.
Director: Ronald Neame
Cinematography: Arthur Ibbetson and Brian W. Roy
Cast: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty, Herbert Lom