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No Sex Please: We're British (1973)

Porn store owner Pete orders some new stuff from his supplier Niko but Niko mixes up the address with the address of the local Barclays Bank. Here, newly-weds David (the bank's assistant ... See full summary »

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Cliff Owen

Writers:

John Gale (stage production: adapted from), Anthony Marriott (play) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronnie Corbett ... Brian Runnicles
Beryl Reid ... Bertha Hunter
Arthur Lowe ... Mr. Bromley
Ian Ogilvy ... David Hunter
Susan Penhaligon ... Penny Hunter
Michael Bates ... Mr. Needham
Cheryl Hall ... Daphne
David Swift ... Inspector Paul
Deryck Guyler ... Park Keeper
Valerie Leon ... Susan
Margaret Nolan ... Barbara
Gerald Sim Gerald Sim ... Reverend Mower
Michael Robbins ... Car Driver
Frank Thornton ... Glass Shop Manager
Michael Ripper ... Traffic Warden
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Porn store owner Pete orders some new stuff from his supplier Niko but Niko mixes up the address with the address of the local Barclays Bank. Here, newly-weds David (the bank's assistant manager) and Penny Hunter is shocked when first photos, then films and then finally two girls are sent to them in the Bank's flat. They, and their friend, head cashier Brian Runnicles (who slowly starts to have a nervous breakdown), have to deal with getting rid of the porn without letting their boss, Mr. Bromley - the bank's manager (who's very anti-porn), the local police in the form of Inspector Paul, and David's mother, Bertha Hunter, in on what is happening... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bitte keinen Sex, wir sind Briten See more »

Company Credits

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BHP See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Michael Crawford, who played the role of Brian Runnicles on stage, turned down the movie version. See more »

Goofs

Around 53 minutes, boom mike reflected in van's door window as David struggles with stack of books. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Bromley: Well, I must thrust my passion onto you.
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Connections

Referenced in The Black Windmill (1974) See more »

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Surprisingly good 'Carry On' style farce.
5 May 2003 | by qrt7See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much from this film, but I was pretty surprised at the laughs it got from me. The film is quite dated in a 70's sex farce way, but that also works well in its favour for retro buffs and Carry On fans. The pace is a little plodding to begin with, but picks up well after 20 minutes and really carries a fast pace through to the end.

The plot (like it's important) centres around dodgy pornography being sent to a bank by accident with predictably hilarious consequences...

British viewers will also have fun spotting the large amount of well known names in the film (Ronnie Corbett, Arthur Lowe, David Swift, Frank Thornton, A bloke from On the Buses etc), who all put in good comedy turns. Plus, being a sex farce, you also get to see Valerie Leon and Margeret Nolan running round in their smalls. Bonus!

Definately one to watch with a beer on a bank holiday monday...

A good 7.


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