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Not Tonight, Darling (1971)

| Drama | 1971 (UK)
A lonely 'Stay-at-Home' Housewife is being watched every night through the bathroom window by a 'Peeping Tom', who is being put up to it by his friend. She eventually finds out and gets her revenge on them.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luan Peters ...
Karen Williams
Vincent Ball ...
Jason Twelvetrees ...
John Williams
Mr. Finlay
Bill Shine ...
Captain Harrison
Sean Barry-Weske ...
Eddie (as Sean Barry)
Nicki Howorth ...
Lance Barrett ...
Gary Williams
Fiona Richmond ...
Suzanne (as Amber Harrison)
Carole Catkin ...
The Tiffany Sisters ...
Speciality Guests
John Gillett ...
Speciality Guest
David Nimmo ...
Speciality Guest
Victor Schonfiel ...
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A lonely 'Stay-at-Home' Housewife is being watched every night through the bathroom window by a 'Peeping Tom', who is being put up to it by his friend. She eventually finds out and gets her revenge on them.

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Botched British exploitation has some retro appeal
25 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another undistinguished attempt to exploit the BBFC's slightly more liberal policy from about 1970, with a title suggesting the sort of naughty comedy that the British public were so fond of. Instead they get the story of Karen, a housewife with a young son who's neglected by her cold and pompous husband, falls prey to the voyeuristic fantasies of a sleazy shop assistant, prior to being seduced and blackmailed into swinging parties and porn by the repellent Alex, played by usually clean-cut Aussie hero-type, Vincent Ball.

It's a pretty glum affair, enlivened by Luan Peters, lovely and sympathetic as the vulnerable Karen. The husband's strange attitude is not explored and the ending is abrupt and unsatisfactory. It does make compelling viewing though for those interested in its era, not least those who enjoy revelling in how awful they consider things were back then. Certainly Ball 'grooving' to Thunderclap Newman, in rehearsal at La Valbonne, is hard to forget. They may have only had one hit, but I thought the group's appearance was about the highlight. There's a fleeting glimpse of a young, scarcely recognisable Fiona Richmond, while Bill Shine who'd started his film career over forty years previously, is seen enjoying The Tiffany Sisters strip in a Soho dive. Making a 'guest appearance' (how one member of the cast can be a guest beats me) is another veteran, James Hayter, making his first fictional venture into the retail trade as the store manager, prior to his more famous roles as the celebrated Mr. Tebbs in ARE YOU BEING SERVED? and the voice of 'Mr. Kipling'.

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