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Come Play with Me (1977)

A health-resort where both the clients and the employees easily take their clothes off and have a little fun is the setting of this sex-comedy.
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Alfie Bass ...
Kelly / Luigi
George Harrison Marks ...
Clapworthy
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Slasher
Ken Parry ...
Podsnap
Toni Harrison Marks ...
Miss Dingle
Tommy Godfrey ...
Blitt
Bob Todd ...
Vicar
Rita Webb ...
Madam Rita
Cardew Robinson ...
McIvar
Sue Longhurst ...
Christina
Henry McGee ...
Deputy Prime Minister
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Stage Performer
Michael Logan ...
Minister
Talfryn Thomas ...
Nosegay
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A health-resort where both the clients and the employees easily take their clothes off and have a litte fun is the setting of this hugely popular sex-comedy. Written by Kristian Krokfoss <krokus@online.no>

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It's not what we do - it's the way that we do it! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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28 April 1977 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

David Sullivan's Come Play with Me  »

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£85,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The producers originally wanted Joanna Lumley,Valerie Leon, and Jane Seymour. All declined. See more »

Goofs

The end credits mix-up Anna Bergman and Pat Astley, transposing the character names by which they were referred to in the dialogue. Also Astley is shown as "Pat Ashley" See more »

Connections

Featured in Sex and Fame: The Mary Millington Story (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Pretty Girl
By Peter Jeffries
Sung by Coming Shortly
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Little more than a curiosity
20 September 2008 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

British sex comedies are kind of like "Lake Woebegone" in-reverse--they're all below average. And then some of them are downright awful. This was one of the most famous films of the genre since it featured sex star legend Mary Millington. But she has about as big of role here as she did with her brief cameo in "The Great Rock and Roll Swindle", and that movie is a lot more fun to sit through than this one.

There's no shortage of naked dollybirds, of course--like "The Playbirds" this was produced by British porn magnate David Sullivan and features a lot of the same "actresses" pulled from the pages of his nudie magazines (Millington, Suzie Mandel, etc.). Unfortunately though, it also has a plot: two counterfeiters (Alfie Bass and George Harrison Marks, who also directed)go on the lam from the law and hide out at a Scottish health spa run by a septuagenarian (Irene Handl). Then a bunch of strippers also start working at the spa for some reason (OK, so it's not much of a plot). What we have here is the same old problem--the Brits can't seem to make a straight-out sex film, so they have to try to "class" it up by throwing in a bunch second-rate, over-the-hill comedians. Bass, Marks, and Handl have an unfortunate amount of screen time and they're all painfully unfunny.

Like all sex films this movie is horribly cheap, and the incompetent film-making makes it seem even cheaper. I have no idea why it was so popular in Britain. At the time, I guess, they were such a sex starved country (due to stringent censorship laws) that their movie audiences would apparently just watch anything. This was a popular film in a certain time and place, but now it's little more than a curiosity


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