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Don't Just Lie There, Say Something! (1973)

 -  Comedy  -  1973 (UK)
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Based on the hit play. A British Government Minister puts forward a bill to battle filth in the UK but that doesn't stop him having an affair with both his secretary, Miss Parkyn and Wendy,... See full summary »

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Brian Rix ...
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Joan Sims ...
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Miss Parkyn
Derek Royle ...
Potts
Peter Bland ...
Inspector Ruff
Myra Frances ...
Jean
Katy Manning ...
Damina
Barrie Gosney ...
Police sergeant
Diane Langton ...
Angie
Nicola Rowley ...
Donna
Arnold Diamond ...
Priest
Derek Griffiths ...
Johnny
Peter Greenwell ...
1st Party guest
Corbet Woodall ...
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Based on the hit play. A British Government Minister puts forward a bill to battle filth in the UK but that doesn't stop him having an affair with both his secretary, Miss Parkyn and Wendy, the wife of a high-up reporter. Opponents to the bill - mainly some hippy girls, lead by Johnny, kidnap the Minister's best friend and co-founder of the bill, Barry Ovis just as he was getting married to his fiancee, Joan. Barry escapes, just before the police raid the hippies hiding place - to claim that Ovis was in a orgy and get the bill defeated - and dashes back to his and Joan's flat followed by Inspector Ruff, who is investigating the kidnap and Damina, one of the hippies. Meanwhile, the Minister is also trying to use the flat to carry on his affairs with both Wendy and Miss Parkyn. The Minister, Barry & Joan tries to keep the truth from Ruft, Wilfred Potts, an old and honest MP, Birdie, the Minister's wife and stop the hippies, and this causes no end of trouble. Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Drop Everything! It's the Same Game as "Not Now Darling" With Different Players and No Rules! See more »

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Kuinka ministeri kaapataan  »

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Joanna Lumley, who also appeared in the stage version, describes the filming as having to be done in 'a basement off Fleet Street, more horrific than The Exorcist (1973) it was!' See more »

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Sir William Mannering-Brown: Now get some clothes on, quickly.
Barry Ovis: I haven't any. I moved them all yesterday back to my own flat. And I lost my wedding suit at that... eh... party.
Sir William Mannering-Brown: He'll lose his birthday suit, next.
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Another UK failure from the 1970's
2 March 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

To use the words forced, stagey, inane and desperate to describe this film would be a severe understatement. The majority of this film seems to consist of characters hiding under beds or in closets, running around in their underwear or less or putting on "funny" accents to get themselves out of compromising positions (and I use the term loosely).

The characters in this film are incredibly dumb but there's a method behind this. They have to be dumb otherwise if they acted like sensible human beings all the plot strands would be tied up in about 20 minutes.

This is the sort of film they don't make anymore and with good reason.


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