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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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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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March 1976 (USA)  »

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Kuinka ministeri kaapataan  »

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The original title was 'The Night We Sprang a Leak. See more »

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Sir William Mannering-Brown: My God, but you're beautiful... You are beautiful.
Giselle Parkyn: You only just noticed that?
Sir William Mannering-Brown: No, no, the first time I set eyes on you, it was love at first sight, Jeanette.
Giselle Parkyn: Giselle.
Sir William Mannering-Brown: What's in a name?
Giselle Parkyn: Nothing, sir.
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Another UK failure from the 1970's
2 March 1999 | by 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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