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Not Now Darling (1973)

R | | Comedy | April 1975 (USA)
A mad cap British farce about mistresses and minks in the London fur salon of Bodley, Bodley, and Crouch. Gilbert Bodley plans to sell an expensive mink to a mobster dirt cheap for his wife... See full summary »

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A mad cap British farce about mistresses and minks in the London fur salon of Bodley, Bodley, and Crouch. Gilbert Bodley plans to sell an expensive mink to a mobster dirt cheap for his wife, because the wife is Gilbert's mistress and he wants to "Close the deal." However, instead of doing his own dirty work, he gets his reluctant partner, Arnold Crouch, to do it for him. Things go awry when the mobster plans to buy it for his OWN mistress and soon the whole plan goes out the window along with women's clothing and a few other things. Mistaken identities, scantily clad women kept hidden in closets, mobsters, suspicious wives, and misguided shoppers keep this comedy trucking along in the spirit of the Marx Brothers' and Noises Off. Written by Michael Puskar

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'Not Now Darling' opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on October 29, 1970 and ran for 21 performances. See more »

Quotes

Gilbert Bodley: I'm sorry to have to tell you, but your husband and my wife are unfaithful.
Janie McMichael: With whom?
Arnold Crouch: His wife and your husband.
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Version of Ohi tora agapoula (2006) See more »

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Not Now Darling
Music by Cyril Ornadel
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Sung by Vicki Brown
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One of my all-time favorite comedies.
8 July 1999 | by (Lubbock, Texas) – See all my reviews

It has been a quarter-century since I saw this movie, which was making a far-east tour of military bases in the early 70's (1974?), and I thought then (and still think so now) that it was one of the funniest movies I had ever had the pleasure of seeing. Although it was probably not as well made as some movies, it made up for that in hilarious content. I can still remember how much I laughed and enjoyed myself. Don't know if you can (or will) use these comments, but I've been looking for this picture ever since I first saw it, and just wish I could find it again. On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the best), I would rate this film a 9 or 9.5.


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