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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 »

Directors:

Ray Cooney, David Croft

Writers:

Ray Cooney (based on the stageplay by), John T. Chapman (based on the stageplay by) (as John Chapman) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Geraldine Gardner Geraldine Gardner ... Miss Whittington (as Trudi Van Doorn/Trudie van Doorn)
Leslie Phillips ... 'Bodley' / Gilbert Bodley
Julie Ege ... Janie McMichael
Joan Sims ... Miss Tipdale
Ray Cooney Ray Cooney ... 'Crouch' / Arnold Crouch
Bill Fraser Bill Fraser ... Commissionaire Frank
Jack Hulbert ... Commander George Frencham
Cicely Courtneidge ... Mrs. Harriet Frencham
Derren Nesbitt ... Harry McMichael
Barbara Windsor ... Sue Lawson
Moira Lister ... Maude Bodley
Jackie Pallo Jackie Pallo ... Mr. Lawson
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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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The Picture That Rocked Canada With Laughter for 5 Months! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ei nyt, rakas... See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Majority of the film's running time is set inside the mink shop. See more »

Quotes

Gilbert Bodley: [about Crouch] You must forgive him, you know, he's been laboring under a severe handicap for some time.
Harry McMichael: Really? What's that?
Gilbert Bodley: His brain.
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Version of Nid jetz, Schatz! (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Not Now Darling
Music by Cyril Ornadel
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Sung by Vicki Brown
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A Fun "Carry On'" Like Comedy
24 August 2008 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

A bit too risqué to be a Carry On film, despite the presence of the great Joan Sims and Barbara Windsor, this is a farce starring Leslie Phillips as Bodley, who is buying a fur coat for his mistress Janie (the electric blue eyed Julie Ege). Janie is married and her husband comes to the furrier and there begins this true comic farce of double entendres, clothes thrown out the window and hiding in the store room. This film is fast paced, and everyone here has a flair for comedy, including Ray Cooney, who also co-wrote and co-directed this film. Its truly a film of its time, a sex comedy that never reaches porn. Its just fun to watch. Also included is the always welcome Moira Lister as Bodley's wife. A bit improbable as to the story itself, but who cares? If you like sex comedies, this is a good choice. If you want your Carry On film to take one more step forward, here it is. Its fun.


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