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Don't Just Lie There, Say Something! (1974)

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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Miss Parkyn
Derek Royle ...
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Peter Bland ...
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Myra Frances ...
Jean
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Barrie Gosney ...
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Diane Langton ...
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Nicola Rowley ...
Donna
Arnold Diamond ...
Priest
Derek Griffiths ...
Johnny
Peter Greenwell ...
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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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March 1976 (USA)  »

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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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Insp. Ruff: Take me to a cup of coffe.
Police sergeant: Right Sir. If you don't mind my saying so, sir, Your flies are undone.
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References Come Dancing (1949) See more »

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1 August 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is bad even for a Brian Rix farce. I bought a boxed set of Leslie Phillips DVDs for £10 in a sale and this one was in it along with 'The VIP' and 'Doctor in Trouble' (both with James Robertson Justice). I can't think why. Phillips did so many much better films and I can't see why anyone thought it worth the effort to transfer this one onto disc. The cast contains some of the great stalwarts of the British film industry such as Joan Sims, Derek Griffiths, Joanna Lumley, Peter Cellier and the Goodies' favourite newsreader Corbet Woodall but even they can't bring it up to standard. Even the worst Carry Ons were ten times better than this garbage. An absolute stinker.


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