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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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unrestrained comedy! 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

'Not Now Darling' opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on October 29, 1970 and ran for 21 performances. See more »

Quotes

Harry McMichael: What was Mrs. Lawson's dress doing on your flagpole?
Arnold Crouch: Waving?
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Connections

Referenced in Le vison voyageur (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Not Now Darling
Music by Cyril Ornadel
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Sung by Vicki Brown
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One of my all-time favorite comedies.
8 July 1999 | by Mount63See all my reviews

It has been a quarter-century since I saw this movie, which was making a far-east tour of military bases in the early 70's (1974?), and I thought then (and still think so now) that it was one of the funniest movies I had ever had the pleasure of seeing. Although it was probably not as well made as some movies, it made up for that in hilarious content. I can still remember how much I laughed and enjoyed myself. Don't know if you can (or will) use these comments, but I've been looking for this picture ever since I first saw it, and just wish I could find it again. On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the best), I would rate this film a 9 or 9.5.


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